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Article ImageFolic Acid belongs to the vitamin B group. This drug tablets may be used:

To treat :

folate deficiency anaemia caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food (such as in coeliac disease or a digestive disorder called sprue) or increased use of folate in the body (as in pregnancy)


To prevent :

folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g.
those used to treat epilepsy such as phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone)
folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis
neural tube defects in babies (e.g. spina bifida), where women are at risk of having an affected child.


Before you take

Do not take these tablets if you have:

an allergy (hypersensitivity) to folic acid or any of the other ingredients in the tablets
an untreated vitamin B12 deficiency such as in certain anemia’s and lifelong vegetarians
pernicious anaemia (a form of anaemia caused by lack of vitamin B12 ) or another condition caused by vitamin B12deficiency
a malignant (cancerous) disease.


Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you:

have a folate dependent tumour
are pregnant
Have any disease that reduces the amount of vitamin B12 in the body.


Dosage:

Adults (including the elderly):

To treat folate deficiency anaemia : 5mg a day for 4 months, which may be increased up to a maximum of 15mg a day.
To prevent folate deficiency caused by some medicines : 5mg a day for 4 months, which may be increased up to a maximum of 15mg a day.
To prevent folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis : 5mg every 1-7 days.
To prevent neural tube defects in babies, where women are at risk of having an affected child : 5mg a day started before conception and continued throughout the first three months.
To treat folate deficiency during pregnancy : 5mg a day continued to birth.


Children:

For young children a more suitable form of the medicine should be used.

To treat folate deficiency anaemia :
Children 1-18 years old: 5mg a day for 4 months. The maintenance dose is 5mg every 1-7 days.
To treat hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders:
Children 1-12 years old: 2.5mg-5mg once a day.
Children 12-18 years old: 5-10mg once a day.
To prevent folate deficiency in kidney dialysis:
Children 1-12 years old: 250micrograms per kg of body weight (up to a maximum of 10mg) once a day.
Children 12-18 years old: 5-10mg once a day.


Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Folic Acid tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects, they get worse or you notice any not listed:

Rare (affecting more than 1 in 10,000 but less than 1 in 1,000 patients)

Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) : e.g. itchy/ red skin, rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat or difficulty breathing or swallowing, shock (cold sweaty skin, weak pulse, dry mouth, dilated pupils).
Stomach and intestines : loss of appetite, feeling sick, a bloated feeling, wind.


How to store :

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Protect from light.



Hi friends, this is John Wharton from USA. I am completed P.HD in Pharmacy. At present i am working with daynighthealthcare.co as medical adviser. Also i write blog on Men's and women's health also other health related disease; like Yamsin, Order Pregabalin online in Japan, Xenical, Tacrolimus for sale online in Japan, Forzest, etc.

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