Folid

Folid

folic acid

Manufacturer:

Akums Drug

Distributor:

Beracah Pharma

Marketer:

Ambica
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Folic acid
Indications/Uses
Treatment & prevention of folate deficiency state. Protection against neural tube defects in offspring of pregnant & women of childbearing potential. Treatment of folate-deficient megaloblastic anemia, chronic hemolytic states eg, thalassemia major or sickle-cell anemia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Folate-deficient megaloblastic anemia 5 mg daily for 4 mth. Up to 15 mg daily may be necessary in malabsorption states. Chronic hemolytic states eg, thalassemia major or sickle-cell anemia 5 mg every 1-7 days. Women of childbearing potential at high risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defect 4 or 5 mg daily starting before pregnancy & continued through the 1st trimester. Prophylaxis of folate deficiency in childn >12 yr undergoing dialysis 5-10 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Should not be given alone or w/ inadequate amounts of vit B12 for the treatment of undiagnosed megaloblastic anemia.
Drug Interactions
Decreased serum conc of phenytoin & barbiturate antiepileptics.
ATC Classification
B03BB01 - folic acid ; Belongs to the class of folic acid and derivatives. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Folid tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
60's
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