Folic acid - Drug Information

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General Information on Folic acid

Generic Name : Folic acid

Pronunciation : foe' lik

Latest prescription information about Folic acid. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Vitamins

Why is Folic acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for anemia due to vitamin C deficiency. It helps the body make healthy new cells.

When should Folic acid not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Folic acid?

Dose is based on patient's condition.

How should Folic acid be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Folic acid?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of long-term infection, seizure disorder, liver problems and kidney dialysis.

What are the side effects of Folic acid?

Skin rash, itching, redness and difficulty in breathing.

What are the other precautions for Folic acid?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Folic acid?

Store it at room temperature and away from direct sunlight (15-30C).

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