FOLIC ACID (Generic)
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Why is Folic prescribed?
Folic acid is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of folic acid deficiency. It is also used to treat certain types of anemia (low number of red blood cells) due to folic acid deficiency.
What does it do?
Folic acid is present in various food such as beans, oranges, whole-wheat products, liver, broccoli, and spinach. It cannot be produced by your body and is only obtained through diet and supplements.
Folic acid belongs to the B vitamin family and it functions to help the body build and maintain new red blood cells. It also acts as a protective factor to prevent the development of cancer.
How should I take it?
Folic acid is available in 5mg tablets intended for oral administration. It should be taken with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablet as a whole and do not crush, chew, break it in half, or tamper the tablet in any way.
Take Folic acid exactly as your doctor instructed and do not make alterations in the dosage or frequency. Your doctor will make adjustments to your dosage as necessary.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist for any concerns you may have when taking Folic acid.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time.
Do not take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Folic acid?
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Folic acid, any of its components, or any other medications.
Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, hemolytic anemia, pernicious anemia, anemia that has not yet been diagnosed but is confirmed by laboratory tests, an infection, or if you are an alcoholic.
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Does it have any side effects?
Folic acid is a relatively nontoxic medication and side effects rarely happen. However, if any of these serious side effects occur, call your doctor and seek medical assistance.
- Common side effects may include:
- Chest tightness
- Difficulty breathing
- Redness of the skin
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rashes
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Folic acid with any of the following medications:
- Depakote ER
- Valproic acid
Folic acid interacts with alcohol. Do not consume alcohol in excessive amounts while taking Folic acid to allow better absorption and get maximum benefit.
Tell your doctor of any prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to prevent interactions with these medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Folic acid at room temperature (20-25 °C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture. Do not keep it in the bathroom. Always keep it in the container it came in and keep it tightly closed. Keep out of reach from children and pets. Throw away unused or expired medications. Do not flush it in the toilet or down the sink. Consult your pharmacist on the proper disposal of this medication.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Some symptoms of overdose may include the following:
In the event of an overdose, inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
According to the US FDA, Folic acid is categorized as Pregnancy Category A which states that well-controlled studies have not detected a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy and there is no evidence of risk detected in later trimesters.
Folic acid is present and secreted in human milk and it is considered to be compatible with breastfeeding. No side effects have been observed in breastfed infants when their mothers took Folic acid.
The use of Folic acid in pregnant and breastfeeding women is acceptable. Regardless, consult with your doctor for a proper dosing and treatment schedule.
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