Generic Name : FOLIC ACID ABSTRACT – Folic Acid medication is used to supplement the system in case of...
Folic Acid medication is used to supplement the system in case of a deficiency of natural folic acid itself, and to treat specific types of anemia. While this type of Vitamin B is naturally found in foods such as lentils, beans peas and oranges, folic acid supplements helps the body in the production and maintenance of new cells, and also preventing fundamental variations in DNA – which is generally the cause for most cancers. These vitamins are often used with other medications to treat particular kinds of anemia.
- It is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed.
- This vitamin is to be taken per day with a whole glass of water.
- Dosage varies from 1mg (Megaloblastic Anemia) to 400-800mcg (Deficiency), depending on condition being treated, either orally, intramuscularly or through IV.
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Loss of appetite
- Strange taste in the mouth
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Folic Acid has major interactions with 2 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Valproic acid
Folic Acid has moderate interactions with 21 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses and conditions such as kidney disease, hemolytic / pernicious / undiagnosed anemia, any infections or alcoholism.
- Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to Folic Acid itself.
- Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions. Notify especially in case of seizure medication, phenytoin, raltitrexid or barbiturates.
- Consuming this drug during pregnancy may require dosage variation. Consult a doctor regarding the same.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- This vitamin cannot treat Vitamin B12 deficiency or be capable enough to prevent damage to the spinal cord. Take medical precautions as needed.
- In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Symptoms of overdose are numbness, mouth pain, weakness or difficulty concentrating.