Folic acid injection Rx
Generic Name and Formulations:
Folic acid 5mg/mL; soln for IV, IM or SC inj; contains benzyl alcohol and aluminum.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Folic acid injection:
Megaloblastic anemias of folic acid deficiency. Anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy or childhood.
Adults and Children:
Usual dose: up to 1mg daily; may need higher dose if resistant disease. Maintenance: infants: 0.1mg/day; <4yrs: 0.3mg/day; ≥4yrs: 0.4mg/day. Pregnant or lactating: 0.8mg/day. Alcoholism, hemolytic anemia, anticonvulsant therapy or chronic infection: may require higher dose.
Use injectable form if disease is severe or GI absorption impaired. Rule out or treat vitamin B12 deficiency prior to treatment. May obscure diagnosis of pernicious anemia. Pregnancy (Cat. A).
May antagonize phenytoin. False low serum and red cell folate levels may occur with antibiotics (eg. tetracycline).
Formerly known under the brand names Folicet (tabs); Folvite (tabs, inj).
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