How should I take folic acid?

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You should take folic acid once a day. Folic acid is only taken for certain conditions, such as having a low folic acid level and if you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant. When taking folic acid, the dose will depend on the condition.
You should take folic acid exactly as directed by your doctor. Here are some guidelines:
  • Folic acid comes in tablet form
  • It’s usually taken once a day
  • Take it with a full glass of water
  • If it is medically prescribed, doses may be adjusted over time

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