Folic Acid Injection

  • Anemias

Folic Acid Injection Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Folic acid 5mg/mL; soln for IV, IM or SC inj; contains benzyl alcohol and aluminum.

Pharmacological Class


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How Supplied

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Folic Acid Injection Indications


Megaloblastic anemias of folic acid deficiency. Anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy or childhood.

Folic Acid Injection Dosage and Administration

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.

Folic Acid Injection Contraindications

Not Applicable

Folic Acid Injection Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Folic Acid Injection Warnings/Precautions


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).

Folic Acid Injection Pharmacokinetics

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Folic Acid Injection Interactions


May antagonize phenytoin. False low serum and red cell folate levels may occur with antibiotics (eg. tetracycline).

Folic Acid Injection Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Allergic sensitization.

Folic Acid Injection Clinical Trials

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Folic Acid Injection Note


Formerly known under the brand names Folicet (tabs); Folvite (tabs, inj).

Folic Acid Injection Patient Counseling

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