Taking folic acid daily can help reduce the risk of having a baby with Spina Bifida by up to 70%. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect (NTD). The neural tube forms the unborn baby’s spine. The unborn baby’s spine is open when it first forms, but it normally closes around the 29th day following conception. With spina bifida the backbone has not closed completely and this leads to varying degrees of malformation, leg paralyses and bladder and bowel control problems.
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Each tablet contains 0.4 mg (400 micrograms) folic acid, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, pregelatinised starch and magnesium stearate.
The daily dose of Clonfolic is one tablet daily. Start taking Clonfolic at least 14 weeks prior to trying to conceive.