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When I saw my GP for repeat prescription he was surprised my (London) consultant only prescribed 5mg folic acid once a week and said that in Devon the normal practice is six times a week. I questioned whether that was 5 mg or 1mg but he insisted it was 5 and the pharmacist concurred.
As I had terrible nausea, vomiting and painful indigestion this week on my 4th dose of mtx I rang the specialist nurse at Guys who told me to take the folic acid for three days before the next mtx dose.
So I'm still not clear why we are not all told to take folic acid 6 days a week. I presume you can't overdose on it because the body excretes excess?
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