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Hi, why do doctors in india recommend 5mg folic acid as opposed to 400 mcg in first trimester.

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Folic Acid at a higher dose is recommended in diabetic mothers , previous NTD child and  in many other indications. .. also to control the nutritional deficiency gap higher folic acid is recommended , lower dose is also available in the market dear . . You can discuss with your primary consultant regarding the same 

although the recommend dose is 400 µg ,5 mg strength is available in India that’s why it is routinely recommended by doctors here but if you can get 400 µg that would be good enough. 
5  mg is the the standard dose available here, you can go ahead with this dose good luck

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