About The Drug Folic Acid aka Folvite


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Folic Acid

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About Folic Acid aka Folvite

What's The Definition Of The Medical Condition Folic Acid?

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY In man, an exogenous source of folate is required for nucleoprotein synthesis and the maintenance of normal erythropoiesis. Folic acid, whether given by mouth or parenterally, stimulates specifically the production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in persons suffering from certain megaloblastic anemias.

Drug Description

Find Lowest Prices on DESCRIPTION Folic Acid, N-(p(((2-Amino-4-hydroxy-6-pteridinyl)-methyl)Amino)benzoyl) glutamic acid, is a complex organic compound present in liver, yeast and other substances, and which may be prepared synthetically. Tablets: 1 mg folic acid Parenteral: Each ml of folic acid-solution contains sodium folate equivalent to 5 mg of folic acid. Inactive ingredients: Sequestrene sodium 0.2% and water for injection qs 100%. Sodium hydroxide to approx. pH 9. Preservative: Benzyl alcohol 1.5%.

Indications & Dosage

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Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE No information provided. CONTRAINDICATIONS No information provided.

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid. DRUG INTERACTIONS No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS Folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where Vitamin B12 is deficient. PRECAUTIONS Folic acid in doses above 0.1 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive.

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