Folic Acid Generic Name & Formulations
Folic acid 1mg; tabs.
Folic Acid Indications
Megaloblastic anemias of folic acid deficiency. Anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy or childhood.
Folic Acid 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 Contraindications
Folic Acid Boxed Warnings
Folic Acid 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 Pharmacokinetics
Folic Acid Interactions
May antagonize phenytoin. False low serum and red cell folate levels may occur with antibiotics (eg. tetracycline).
Folic Acid Adverse Reactions
Folic Acid Clinical Trials
Folic Acid Note
Formerly known under the brand names Folicet (tabs); Folvite (tabs, inj).
Folic Acid Patient Counseling