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(Generic alternative to Folic Acid)

Formulation : Tablet

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Folic Acid

Formulation : Tablet

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What is Folic Acid /Folate used for?

Folic Acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and megaloblastic anemia that is a result of folic acid defieciency.

How should Folic Acid /Folate be stored?

Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Folic Acid/Folate ?

Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication as directed on the label or by your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare provider. Take Folic Acid with a full glass of water every day.

When should Folic Acid /Folate not be taken?

Do not large doses of folic acid because it will decrease the effects of phenytoin (Dilantin). During treatment with folic acid, a dose adjustment to phenytoin may be made by your doctor to prevent seizures.

What precautions should I follow when taking Folic Acid /Folate ?

Before taking Centrum, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are taking prescription or over the counter medication, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Folic Acid /Folate ?

If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose, then resume to your regular dosing schedule.

When should Folic Acid /Folate not be taken?

Severe: Severe allergic reactions including itching, tightness in the chest, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or face.

Common: Abdominal distention, nausea, bitter or bad taste, flatulence, decreased appetite, difficulty concentrating, or insomnia.

Other: None.