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Folic Acid

Information About Folic Acid

Uses of Folic Acid

Folic Acid is commonly used in the treatment of anaemia due to folic acid deficiency, and as prevention of neural tube defects

How Folic Acid Works

Folic Acid is a member of vitamin B. It is essential in making purines and pyrimidine nucleotides, which are the building blocks of our DNA. It plays an important part in maintaining the process of making a red blood cell which helps patients with anaemia due to folic acid deficiency.

Side Effects of Folic Acid

Nausea, Flatulence, Lack of appetite, Skin rash, Allergic reactions

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 05 2021 09:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Folic Acid Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

It is not advised as alcohol tend to increase elimination of folic acid, so it may lower the efficacy of taking folic acid.

Pregnancy Safe If Prescribed

Well-controlled studies have shown that there are no effects on the foetus, especially in the 1st trimester. Even in the later trimesters, the risk remains very low. It is even encouraged in the 1st trimester to lessen the risk of any neural tube defects of the foetus.

Lactation Safe If Prescribed

Folic Acid is safe to use during lactation. Studies have shown that it is excreted into breast milk without afecting foetus.

Driving Generally Safe

Folic acid usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Safe If Prescribed

Folic Acid is generally safe for patients with kidney disease.

Liver Safe If Prescribed

Folic Acid is generally safe for patients with liver disease.

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