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Folic Acid Tablet 5mg

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Folic Acid Tablet 5mg belongs to the vitamin B group. Folic Acid tablets may be used to treat, folate deficiency anaemia caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food. To purchase this item you must have a private prescription from your doctor or medical profession.

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Folic Acid Tablet 5mg - Folic Acid belongs to the vitamin B group. Folic Acid tablets may be used:

To treat:

  • folate deficiency anaemia caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food (such as in coeliac disease or a digestive disorder called sprue) or increased use of folate in the body (as in pregnancy)

To prevent:

  • folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. those used to treat epilepsy such as phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone)

  • folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis

  • neural tube defects in babies (e.g. spina bifida), where women are at risk of having an affected child.

Folic Acid Tablet 5mg - Always take Folic Acid tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.  Swallow the tablets with water.

Doses:

Adults (including the elderly):

  • To treat folate deficiency anaemia:
    5mg a day for 4 months, which may be increased up to a maximum of 15mg a day.

  • To prevent folate deficiency caused by some medicines:
    5mg a day for 4 months, which may be increased up to a maximum of 15mg a day.

  • To prevent folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis:
    5mg every 1-7 days.

  • To prevent neural tube defects in babies, where women are at risk of having an affected child:
    5mg a day started before conception and continued throughout the first three months.

  • To treat folate deficiency during pregnancy:
    5mg a day continued to birth.

Children:

For young children a more suitable form of the medicine should be used.

  • To treat folate deficiency anaemia:
    Children 1-18 years old: 5mg a day for 4 months. The maintenance dose is 5mg every 1-7 days.

  • To treat haemolytic anaemia and metabolic disorders:
    Children 1-12 years old: 2.5mg-5mg once a day.
    Children 12-18 years old: 5-10mg once a day.

  • To prevent folate deficiency in kidney dialysis:
    Children 1-12 years old: 250micrograms per kg of body weight (up to a maximum of 10mg) once a day.
    Children 12-18 years old: 5-10mg once a day.

Folic Acid Tablet 5mg -  Do not take Folic Acid tablets and tell your doctor if you have:

  • an allergy (hypersensitivity) to folic acid or any of the other ingredients in the tablets (see section 6)

  • an untreated vitamin B12 deficiency such as in certain anaemias and lifelong vegetarians

  • pernicious anaemia (a form of anaemia caused by lack of vitamin B12) or another condition caused by vitamin B12 deficiency

  • a malignant (cancerous) disease.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Folic Acid tablets if you have:

  • a folate dependent tumour.

Folic Acid Tablet 5mg - Like all medicines, Folic Acid tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects, they get worse or you notice any not listed:

Rare (effecting more than 1 in 10,000 but less than 1 in 1,000 patients)

  • Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) e.g. itchy/red skin, rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat or difficulty breathing or swallowing, shock (cold sweaty skin, weak pulse, dry mouth, dilated pupils).
  • Stomach and intestines: loss of appetite, feeling sick, a bloated feeling, wind.

Folic Acid Tablet 5mg - 

  • The active substance (the ingredient that makes the tablets work) is folic acid PhEur. Each tablet contains 5mg of the active substance.

  • The other ingredients are colloidal silica, lactose, maize starch, magnesium stearate, E460.

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