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Medication indications

Folic Acid 2.5mg/5ml Oral Solution

1. Folate deficient megaloblastic anaemia

2. Folate deficient megaloblastic anaemia in infants

3. Treatment of folate deficiency in malabsorption syndromes (parenteral administration of folic acid may need to be considered if oral treatment is not effective)

3.1 Tropical sprue. Tropical sprue responds to folate supplements in the early stages of the disease but cobalamin status must also be checked, particularly later.

3.2 Coeliac disease. The necessity of supplementation with folate ceases once a gluten free diet is introduced.

3.3 Non-tropical sprue. In congenital folate malabsorption, oral treatment may not be effective and parental folate may therefore be required.

4. Megaloblastic anaemia in pregnancy

5. Megaloblastic anaemia associated with alcoholism

6. Megaloblastic anaemia associated with anti-convulsant therapy

7. Folic acid deficiency/megaloblastic anaemia associated with haemolytic anaemia e.g. Sickle Cell Anaemia

Folic Acid 5mg Tablets

Folic acid is indicated for the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia due to folic acid deficiency. It is also used for prophylaxis in chronic haemolytic states, in renal dialysis, and in drug induced folate deficiency.

Folic acid is used for the prevention of recurrence of neural tube defects.

Folic acid Colonis 1mg/ml oral solution

1. For the prophylaxis of neural tube defects in case of a positive history of previous neural tube defects (NTD).

2. For the prophylaxis of NTDs with no previous history of foetal neural tube defect and no other predisposing factors

3. For the treatment of folate deficiency:

a. Folate deficient megaloblastic anaemia (in pregnancy, associated with alcoholism, drug intake such as anticonvulsants). For the prevention of megaloblastic anaemia, the cobalamin status should be established before initiation of folic acid therapy.

b. Impaired utilization of folate i.e. use of concomitant drugs, in liver disease, inadequate intake (e.g. alcoholism, malnutrition etc.)

c. Increased excretion of folate (e.g. alcoholism, haemolytic states).

4. Folate deficiency / megaloblastic anaemia associated with haemolytic anaemia (e.g. sickle cell anaemia)

5. Treatment of folate deficiency in malabsorption syndromes (parenteral administration of folic acid may need to be considered if oral treatment is not effective)

(e.g.: tropical sprue. tropical sprue responds to folate supplements in the early stages of the disease but cobalamin status must also be checked, particularly later; coeliac disease in which case the necessity of supplementation with folate ceases once a gluten free diet is introduced; non-tropical sprue; in congenital folate malabsorption (oral treatment may not be effective and parental folate may therefore be required).

Cobalamin status needs to be established in all megaloblastic states (not only in pregnancy).

Folic Acid Tablets BP 5 mg

Folic Acid is necessary for the normal production and maturation of blood cells and is used in the treatment of nutritional megaloblastic anaemias e.g., megaloblastic anaemia following gastrectomy and the megaloblastic anaemia of pregnancy.

It may also be used prophylactically in chronic haemolytic states or in renal dialysis.

Folic Acid Tablets BP 5mg

Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.

1. For the treatment of folate-deficient megaloblastic anaemia due to malnutrition, malabsorption syndromes (such as coeliac disease or sprue) and increased utilisation as in pregnancy. It should not be used alone in undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia including in infancy, pernicious anaemia or macrocytic anaemia of unknown aetiology, unless administered with adequate amounts of hydroxocobalamin.

2. For the prophylaxis of drug induced folate deficiency e.g. caused by administration of phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone. (See section 4.5).

3. For the prophylaxis against folate deficiency in chronic haemolytic states or in renal dialysis.

4. For the prevention of neural tube defects for woman planning a pregnancy and known to be at risk. (See section 4.6).


Route of administration: Oral
Molecule: folic

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richard0804 • Ambassador
on 07/04/2021

Take as prescribed 

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richard0804 • Ambassador
on 04/09/2020

Just take once a week the day before Methotrexate. Simples 

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