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cobweb icon Archived: Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication

Original Release Date: May 2009

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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.

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Archived: Clinical Summary

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/folic-acid-to-prevent-neural-tube-defects-preventive-medication

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