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Can I stop taking folic acid on my own?

If you are taking folic acid to treat a diagnosed deficiency, or to lower your homocysteine levels, be sure to speak to your doctor before stopping. If you are just taking folic acid in hopes of improving your overall health, it's probably safe to stop on your own. Note that if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it is not a good idea to stop taking folic acid until after your baby is born. 
Folitab contains folic acid which is one of the B vitamins. Folic acid is safe and found naturally in many foods including vegatables and fruits. Some people are not able to get enough folic acid from their diet. Anemia, or low red blood cells, is a condition that can be caused by low folic acid in the body. It is important to continue taking the Folitab even if your labs are within normal limits. Your doctor would best be able to explain the reasoning in your specific case. You were diagnosed with anemia, which the medication may have corrected. If you stop taking it, you would likely become anemic again.
If your doctor prescribed folic acid supplementation to treat a deficiency or other medical problem, it is advised that you consult with them prior to stopping supplementation.

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