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    Cool folate capsules?

    hey guys, my doc wants me to start taking folate again but i hate tablets...has anyone seen them for sale in capsules?

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    danni... you can get folate tablets from the chemist that are tiny. They are by alphapharm and are called megafol...cost only $3.50 or so and come in 500 microgram strength or 5mg strength. I take the 5mg cos am in a high risk group for neural tube defects. You have to ask though cos they are normally kept behind the counter....HTH

    Melanie
    I repeat the tablets are tiny...much smaller than capsules

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    the ones i have are tiny too but i hate em.. i just much prefer capsules its all in my mind

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    Dan

    The Elevit ones are shaped like capsules but are tablets... only others I know are tablets sorry.

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    Danni,
    I took the blackmores pregnancy vitamin although my pregnancy it has enough folate in it, it is not a tablet and not a capsule not sure what you would call it, they are pretty big though, hope this helps.

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    I was just going to say the blackmores are more like a smooth texture like a capsule, but they are rather large. The have the right amount of folate too.

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    Sorry sweetie - only know of tablet ones. But if I see any I will grab them for you.

    ETA. I searched and found that Fefol (folic acid 300mcg) comes in Capsule form and you can get them from a pharmacy (approx $10 for 30 caps). Also Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold (folic acid 250mcg) are capsule form (approx $25 for 60 caps). Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding (not GOLD) contains 200mcg Folic acid and RRP is around $21 for 60 caps.

    I will PM you some links I found that show some others that are available, too.

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    you're a gem!

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    hehe fanks missy

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