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 Folbic Cyanocobalamin + Folic Acid + Pyridoxine

Folate, distinct forms of which are known as folic acid, folacin, and vitamin B9,[7] is one of the B vitamins.[4] Folate is essential for the body to make DNA, RNA, and metabolise amino acids, which are required for cell division.[8][9] As humans cannot make folate, it is required from the diet, making it an essential vitamin.[10] The recommended adult daily intake of folate in the U.S. is 400 micrograms from food...

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 tabs

need to know supplement facts ## "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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Folbic Tabs

My doctor has just prescribed folbic tabs because my Homocysteine level was high. I have been trying to find out how much folic acid is in each pill. I take methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis and I need at least 1mg of folic acid a day. Can you help me? Thanks ## Folbic contains 2 mg of Folic Acid + 2.5 mg Vitamin B6 + 25 mg Vitamin B12. Hope this helps. Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ...

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Is this simply a hybred asprin? ## No! Folbic is a Folic Acid supplement, commonly given to pregnant women to prevent deficiency or to those who aren't getting enough of this vital nutrient in their diets. You can read more about it here: Did you have any other questions? ...

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foltx v folbic

Please advise me as to whether folbic is the sane 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 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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I've been taking folgard for 3 years. I just realized that the pharmacist gave me folbic. I know they're both folic acid plus other vitamins. Are they exactly the same? ## They are listed as being interchangeable. The FDA warns that they may cause nausea, and diarrhea in some people, due to their potency. Are there any questions I can help with? ...

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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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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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dialysis and folbic

should a dialysis patient get iron and and folbic ## They are sometimes given to dialysis patients, because the process can cause them to be deficient in Folic Acid and Iron, so they could end up anemic and ill, on top of the conditions they are already fighting. Has your doctor suggested you use these? ...

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Folbic and pregnancy

I am taking folbic for high homocysteine levels and am considering becoming pregnant. Is there any research on the effects of taking such high doses of folic acid while pregnant? My pharmacist informed me that Folbic contains about 6.5-7 times the dose of folic acid that is usually contained in a typical prenatal vitamin. Would there be any harm in just using a regular prenatal vitamin and putting the Folbic on hold until after the pregnancy? ## I took Foltx while pregnant and my pregnancy went fine. You have to take the higher dosages because your body is not able to absorb folic acid from food, so where a normal person can get folic acid from food and prenatal vitamins you can not. Also, high dosages of folic acid can deplete your B vitamins so you need the combination to replace what... ...

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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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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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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; 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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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 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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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 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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