News About Folic Acid
A daily multivitamin with folic acid in it is now recommended for women of child-bearing age. You can purchase a bottle of 130 tablets at the Health Service Pharmacy for $3.00 without being seen by a clinician.
For women, folic acid has been shown to decrease the incidence of neural tube defect and spinal bifida during the early development of the fetus. Because 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, ongoing folic acid intake is very important. Please ask the pharmacy or health care staff if you have further questions.
More information is available at Get Folic
Page content reviewed: 06/04/2018 fwg