Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication
Release Date: May 2009
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Summary of Recommendations
|Women Planning or Capable of Pregnancy|
The USPSTF recommends that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 µg) of folic acid.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.|
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.