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Need help. Should I take Folbic with Calcitriol

I had a thyroidectomy a year ago and developed Hypocalcemia because they damaged my parathyroids. I am on calcitriol 50mcg daily and 4000 of tums a day to stabalize it. My PCP did bloodwork that shows my B12 levels are low and I have been staying sick. She prescribed Folbic, but it says not to take it with other calium, doc says o.k. but I have had Hypercalcemia once and I need some advice. Is it safe to take this pill?? ## Is it safe to miss a week worth of dosage. Because I am out of money and I don't have the money today to pay for a refill? ## I just need to know if if is safe to miss a week's worth of medicine? The medicine is as follows: FOLTEX or FOLBIC ACID!!! Thank's in advance for your responce!!! Chris ## It isn't that taking it with calcium supplements will p...

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oval shape, color is pink ## I dont know if this is causing it but I am a runner and coincidentally around when I started taking the Folbic Tab Brenckrdg - I feel that I get a tad bit more exhausted while running. Also, notice a sour taste in my mouth and tend to consume more water than I am used to. Is it the Folbic? ## The sour taste and thirst can happen with some vitamin supplements, however I don't see anything regarding the tiredness. Have you tried asking your doctor or pharmacist? ## Thanks Verwon, Yes I talked to my doctor and he suggested I get off Folbic and use an over-the-counter B12 supplement which is what I was doing in the past.. The tiredness is so minimal - like in a 50 minute workout I take a total break of 2 minutes which I did not need before. Could be a variet...

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Folic Acid - converting micrograms to milligrams

Hello. I'm on Methotrexate for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and my Dr writes me two 2mg of folic acid to reduce the side effects. I ran out of my script because my Pharmacy ran out and has not gotten them in yet. This has been over a week. I'm experiencing side effects and bought otc folic acid. The highest dose is 450 micrograms. How many of the microgram pills do i need to take to make 4 milligrams? Please help me. The worst side effects are blisters on my face that pop and make me look like I got burnt or pick my skin off, etc.

Folbic; Vite-Vert Forte

Wife uses Folbic and has for several years (colonectomy). I am retired and have been forced to change insurance. New insurance (AARP Medicare Rx) forces me to use selected pharmacies (for us Walgreens). Walgreens doesn't have Folbic and forced me to buy Vite-Virt Forte for 73.17 (90 Tabs). I think this is a lot more than I paid for Folbic. Can anyone else validate this? ## I am also a Walgreens customer and was told Folbic was no longer available. I was changed to Vert-Vite, but seem to be having an allergic reaction. It also seemed to be more expensive. Can anyone verify if Folbic is still available somewhere besides Walgreens? Thank you! ## From my findings there don't appear to be any official announcements stating that Folbic is off the market. However, a drug monograph by N...

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Folbic Tab Oval pink pill with B384

Folbic Tab Brenckrdg an oval pill pink with b384 on it . Will it help with memory ? also how long can you take this pill? ## Hi Betty. The Folbic tablets contain Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 2 mg + Folic Acid 2.5 mg + Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 25 mg - in other words, they are a B vitamin supplement. Vitamin B6 is thought to have a number of therapeutic benefits, including improved memory. "A double-blind, placebo controlled study found that memory improved in elderly men that supplemented with pyridoxine, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. However, more research is needed to determine if pyridoxine improves cognition in unimpaired individuals." [1] With that said, you should be able to continue taking this supplement as long as your doctor continues to say it is okay becaus...

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Folbic and stomach problems

Can taking Folbic daily cause stomach problems. I have had pain bloating and gas since starting this med. about 2weeks after taking this I started having problems. ## Hello, Martha! How are you? Yes, with these potent multivitamins, the FDA does list them as potentially causing such side effects, in some people that take them. You may also experience nausea and constipation. How long will you be taking it? ## Not sure, I have west Nile so my neurologist put me on folbic in February. I will see her in November and in the mean time she said I needed the folbic and she didn't think this would hurt my stomach. It has gotten some better since my gi Doctor is giving me carafate and if xifaxim.

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MTHFR, Parkinson's Disease,homocysteine

I read 'Parkinsons Disease treatment guide for physicians' by Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog.He discusses use of the following:Folic acid 2.5 mg(I would prefer L-methyfolate), B6 25 mg ,B12 1 or 2 mg. I have the MTHFR mutation: compound heterozygosity c.665C.>T?1268A>C. This defect may lead to early arteriosclerotic vascular disease or venous thrombosis and toxicity from medications affecting folate metabolism. I have a homocysteine level on the high side of normal(three times the low level). This doctor gives his patients this vitamin combo because levodopa can cause high elevation of homocysteine is associated with the above diseases. Has anyone been prescribed this combo for PD by their neurologist or cardiologist? Which generic brand of Folbic or the others in this group contains

Foltx vs Folbic

Please advise me as to whether Folbic is the same as Foltx. I have C.A.D. and I have been prescribed Foltx but have been given Folbic. ## Yep, they are the same thing, Foltx is just a Brand name I believe, and folbic is the generic name ## SAME THING, 2 DIFF BRANDS, FOLIC ACID 2.5MG, B6 25 MG, B12 2 MG ## It is very common for the pharmacy to give you a generic, cheaper version of the prescription unless you, or your doctor say it must be the name brand. ## TOOK METANX AFTER 3 DAYS HAD STOMACH CRAMPS DOCTOR RECOMMENDED FLOTX WENT TO PHARMACY THEY SAID I COULD TAKE B COMPLEX WITH FOLIC ACID MAYBE A GOOD IDEA?? ## Folbic and Foltx had minor differences and substituting one for the other used to be no problem. Now the new reformulated Foltx has L-methylfolate instead of folic acid. L-Methy...

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Folbic for memory help

Does folbic help with memory loss? My mom has taken it for two weeks and no improvement yet ?? ## Hello, Steph! How are you and your mom? The FDA classifies this as just a multivitamin, so the only way it would help was if the memory loss was due to a deficiency in one of the vital nutrients it contains, such as the B12, which is known to help with cognitive function. Its only known typical side effects is nausea, due to its potency. Has this been prescribed for her?

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Folbic vs Folbic RF

does anyone know what the difference is between Folbic and Folbic RF? ## Hi Patty, According to, Folbic tablets contain the following active ingredients: Folacin (Folic Acid) 2.5 mg + Pyridoxine/B6 (25 mg) + Cyanocobalamin/Vitamin B12 (2 mg) Inactive ingredients: Carmine + Croscarmellose Sodium + Dicalcium Phosphate + Hypromellose + Magnesium Silicate + Magnesium Stearate + Microcrystalline Cellulose + Mineral Oil + Riboflavin + Sodium Lauryl Sulfate + Stearic Acid + Titanium Dioxide + Triacetin Folbic RF tablets contain the following active ingredients: Levomefolate (1.13 mg) + Pyridoxine/B6 (25 mg) + Cyanocobalamin/Vitamin B12 (2 mg) Inactive ingredients: FD & C Red No. 40 + FD & C Blue No. 2 + Titanium Dioxide + Triacetin + Polydextrose + Hypromellose + Carnauba wax +...

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folbic tab brenckrdg otc equivalent

Since this is basically a vitamin, what over the counter product would be as effective? ## Hello, Jim! How are you? Since Folbic is classified by the FDA as a very potent prescription multivitamin, there is nothing available over the counter that is as potent, that's why it's prescription only. The best thing to do would be to speak to your doctor and see if there is something close that you can take that may help you. Getting to much of some nutrients can be dangerous, but there are others where it doesn't matter. Potent multivitamins may also cause nausea, after taking them. Are you low in anything in particular? ## Thanks for the reply. Actually it is for my wife. Her blood dr prescribed this and we are on ss making it a hardship paying for meds that insurance will not co...

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Foltx and MTHFR

Help!! I have been taking vit B supplements but the hematologist said my body can't metabolize regular supplements b/c I have one strand of dna with MTHFR mutation. He said I need Foltx b/c my body can metabolize that type of vit B. What is the difference? it is expensive?! ## From what I've researched, Foltx reportedly contains the following B vitamins: Folacin + Cyanocobalamin + Pyridoxine In terms of differences: - Folacin is just another name for folic acid / folate / vitamin B9 - Cyanocobalamin is actually a cheaper synthetic inactive version of vitamin B12 made in a laboratory. By comparison, Hydroxocobalamin is another inactive form of B12, and Methylcobalamin is the only naturally occurring biologically active version of B12. - Pyridoxine is just another name for vitamin...

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generic for Folbic

Anthem pathway is not covering Folbic. What can I get instead? ## Hello, Meatbe! How are you? Folbic is just a potent multivitamin, there are various others available, so you should just ask your doctor to prescribe an alternative that your insurance will cover, or that is available as a generic. The FDA information shows that some people experience nausea, after taking this, due to how potent they are. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Folbic working or not?

My doctor recently prescribed Folbic for my vitamin deficiency. How do I know its working and can I also supplement with additional b vitamins? ## Hello, Mark! How are you doing? You should see an improvement in whatever symptoms caused your doctor to check for it, if it's working. And no, it would not be advisable to add more B vitamins, because getting to much of some of them can also be dangerous. Is there anything else I can help with?

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difference between Folic Acid and Folbic

From what I read the only difference between Folic Acid and Folbic is that Folbic contains B12 am I wrong ## Folbic actually contains Pyridoxine, Cyanacobalamin and Folic Acid, so it has two B vitamins with the Folic Acid. Learn more Folbic details here. So, for anyone else seeking information, they are different and you should take the specific one that your doctor directed you to use. Are there any comments or questions? ## Do they no longer make folbic tabs.

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Folbic uses?

What is Folbic used for besides vitamin deficiency? ## It is also used to treat some heart and vessel diseases as it has been shown that it can reduce the chemical hyestene (sp.?) which can lower blood pressure and help the heart and blood vessels. ## I am having trouble with my insurance covering Folbic, my heart doctor has prescibed it. Can you suggest any alternatives. Over the counter or other perscription more widley accepted. ## Trish, your best bet is to check with your insurance company, most of them have a drug formulary list that will let you know what they will cover, then you and your doctor can look it over and see if there are any other viable alternatives. ## I want to know why my doctor would prescrib Folbic Acid for me. Is it a generic of Plavix.

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Folbic VS Metanx

I currently take Metanx which is a perscription vitamin. Is Folbic a good replacement. Metanx is expensive and my drug plan does not pay for but will pay for Folbic ## Folbic is similar, since it contains a form of Folic Acid, Methylcobalamin and Pyridoxine, but the formulations for absorption are different. Learn more Folbic details here. Thus, I'd suggest checking with your doctor to see what your best alternative would be. Why are you taking it?

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Mecobalamin 500mcg & Folbic

Hello, I wanted to know if taking Mecobalamin 500mcg along with Folbic is safe during pregnancy. Thanks! ## Has your doctor advised you to take them? Both are nutritional supplements, the Folic Acid is vitally important for the health of your baby and most women don't take in enough in their diets.

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Folbic Supplement facts

I would like to know supplement facts on Folbic please? ## "Folbic is a multivitamin, commonly used as a supplement to prevent/treat vitamin deficiency. This combination of vitamins provides folic acid, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12 to people who lack the amount these vitamins for good health. Folbic also has other uses and is prescribed to treat other conditions (such as certain heart and blood vessel diseases) by reducing your body's level of homocysteine." Please see the drug information page Folbic for full details... ## What are the concentrations of folic acid,vitamin B6 and B12 in Folbic Tabs? ## Is Folbic Tab and Folic acid the same or similar to each other?

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Prescribed Folbic Why?

I tested positive for PAI-1 and MTHFR C-factor, and I am pregnant. Why would they prescribe Folbic?Should I also be taking a blood thinner? Help I am worried. ## I have a history of blood clots and anuerysums and was diagnosed with MTHFR. I am on Folbic twice a day and Bayer Low Dose once a day. I hope your doctor has talked to you by now about starting a Bayer regimen. ## You might want to ask your doctor about L-methylfolate. Women with the MTHFR polymorphism have a limited ability to break down synthetic folic acid (found in Folbic). This puts you at risk for folate deficiency related pregnancy complications. I work with NeevoDHA, a prenatal specifically indicated for women with the MTHFR mutation. NeevoDHA contains active L-methylfolate as an alternative to synthetic folic acid. L-m...

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