FOLIC ACID 5mg 28s TABLET UK
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Composition: Folic Acid 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.
Uses / Indications:
During early development, folic acid helps form the neural tube. Folic acid is very important because it can help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain (anencephaly) and spine (spina bifida). 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. 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.
It is advised to take 400μg folic acid supplement daily from start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnanacy.
How to use:
In folate deficient megaloblastic anaemia: 5mg daily for 4 months; up to 15mg daily may be necessary for malabsorption states. In drug induced folate deficiency: 5mg daily for 4 months; up to 15mg daily may be necessary for malabsorption states. For prophylaxis in chronic haemolytic states or in renal dialysis: 5mg every 1-7 days depending on underlying disease. Prevention of neural tube defects in women known to be at risk: 5mg daily started before conception and continued throughout the first trimester.
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