G: Folic acid
I: For treatment and prevention of folate deficiency state. Also used in women of child bearing potential and pregnant women to protect against neural tube defects in their offspring.
D: Treatment of folate-deficient megaloblastic anemia: 5 mg or 1 tablet daily for 4 months. Malabsorption state: 15 mg or 3 tablets daily. Chronic hemolytic state: 5 mg folic acid every 1-7 days depending on the diet and rate of hemodialysis. Prevention of neural tube in the offspring of pregnant women and women with child-bearing potential: 5 mg or 1 tablet daily starting before pregnancy and continued through the first trimester. Or as prescribed by the physician.
P: Should never be given alone or in conjunction with inadequate amounts of vitamin B12 for the treatment of undiagnosed megaloblastic anemia, since folic acid may produce a hematopoietic response in patients with megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency without preventing aggravation or neurological symptoms. Pregnancy Risk Category A but C if dose> US RDA.
SE: Gastrointestinal disturbances and hypersensitivity.
DI: Antiepileptics, oral contraceptives, antituberculosis drugs, alcohol, folic acid antagonist (aminpterin, methotrexate, pyrimethamine, trimethoprim, sulfonamides).
Pr: 5mg Tablet x 100's
DRP-1677-01 2014-07-16 Tablet 5 mg
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