Folic acid

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[edit] BRAND NAMES

  • Italy: Folina

[edit] STRUCTURE

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[edit] INDICATIONS

Folic acid is effective in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of folic acid (as may be seen in tropical or nontropical sprue) and in anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood.

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[edit] WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Folic acid alone is improper therapy for pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias in which vitamin B12 is deficient.

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[edit] PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

  • Pregnancy Category A (US). Folic acid is usually indicated in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias of pregnancy. Folic acid requirements are markedly increased during pregnancy, and deficiency will result in fetal damage.

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