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Folic Acid and Alcohol Interaction

Folic Acid and Alcohol

Folic Acid is the generic name and is sold under brand names FA-9 and Folacin-800 and is a B vitamin normally found in specific foods and works by helping your body produce and maintain new cells and may also prevent changes to DNA that may cause cancer. It is used to treat folic acid deficiency including certain types of anemia which is a lack of red blood cells caused by a lack of red blood cells.

Note it will not help vitamin B12 deficiency and will and will not prevent damage to the spinal cord.

It is suggested moderate alcohol consumption only while using Folic Acid.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before starting the drug it is advised that that you consult your physician and advise if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, if you have kidney disease, on dialysis, have hemolytic anemia, pernicious anemia, any type of anemia, infection or if you are an alcoholic, pregnant plan to be so or are breast feeding.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, bitter or unpleasant taste, sleep problems, depression, feeling excited or irritable. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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