Trade Names/Brand Names :
- Deplin, Cerefolin, Metanx, Zervalx.
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a vitamin (medical food), prescribed for dietary management in patients with low plasma or low red blood cells. It works by providing the body with folic acid.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category N :
Not yet classified.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
PO- The recommended dose is 1 capsule (1000mcg), per day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia or low levels of vitamin B12, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (15 to 30°C).