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User Reviews for Folic acid

Brand names: Folvite, FaLessa, Folacin-800, FA-8

Folic acid has an average rating of 5.3 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings on Drugs.com. 43% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 29% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Folic Acid Deficiency  
4.3
5 reviews 10 medications
Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency  
6.7
4 reviews 765 medications

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RjoyD · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 4, 2017

For Folic Acid Deficiency "I have some genetic defects pertaining to folate and I read people have had some success with methyfolate so I thought it might help with some of my issues (Depression/anxiety/ADD-PI ). I tried it as a individual vitamin and it made my brain fog worse, and I developed a feeling of being somewhere between tired/fatigued and agitated. I tried lowering the dose but it didn't help. However, for some reason, I have no issues with it intertwined with other vitamins/minerals in a whole food multivitamin....it seems very strange to me, but whatever works."

8 / 10
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Seeker28 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 16, 2017

For Folic Acid Deficiency "Over the counter folic acid can sometimes make depression, related to common folate abnormalities, worse!! Or do nothing at all. Usually, Deplin or another prescription folate is required. ---Insurance companies still won't pay for the prescription versions, saying that over the counter is basically the same!?----It is not. This needs to change!! The non-prescription folic acid CAN be helpful for pregnant women. ---It is useless for my condition as my body can't convert it into what I need."

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Cf · February 27, 2021

For Folic Acid Deficiency "I’m taking folic acid for over 5 years. I realize I have problem sometimes falling asleep, woke up on the middle of the morning can’t go back to sleep. It doesn’t help me at all. After doing my research on it I realize I have to stop taking it for my health."

4 / 10
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Medi · Taken for less than 1 month · November 19, 2020

For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I started taking Folic Acid 400mcg in the morning as prescribed by the gynecologist for Before pregnancy. After 2 days I stopped as it gave me insomnia and agitation, followed by anxiety, tiredness and irritability because of not sleeping. It's 2 days that I've stopped and my sleep is still not back to normal. Very bad experience and totally unexpected... also rather uncommon, according to what I see on the internet."

1 / 10
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painful · Taken for less than 1 month · July 6, 2022

For Folic Acid Deficiency "I took it once before and had a reaction to it but could not remember what it was. I recently was given folic acid again and now I remember. I have osteoarthritis and it made my bones so painful, I was in agony. So again I rejected it. I cannot eat the things that contain folic acid as they interact with the medication I already take"

1 / 10
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Yellow girl · January 19, 2020

For Folic Acid Deficiency "I take this med what it does to me is I have trouble sleeping at night I have restless nights"

4 / 10
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the giraffe · Taken for 1 to 2 years · November 15, 2016

For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I almost died, but now I take folic acid to grow my hair"

10 / 10
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Eazy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 12, 2022

For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Folic Acid makes me anxious and foggy headed "

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Liz · October 3, 2022

For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Got better, felt better more symbiotic felt lighter."

9 / 10
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