FOLIC ACID is a water-soluble, B complex vitamin. It is in many foods like liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. It is used to treat megaloblastic anemia and anemia from poor diet in pregnant women, babies, and children.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -alcoholism or alcohol cirrhosis -pernicious anemia -vitamin B12 deficient anemia -an unusual or allergic reaction to folic acid, other B vitamins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
-chloramphenicol -cholestyramine -medicines for seizures -methotrexate -nitrofurantoin -pyrimethamine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Your doctor may order blood tests. You need to eat a proper diet even while you are taking this vitamin. Taking vitamin supplements is not a substitute for a healthy diet. Ask your doctor or health care provider for good nutrition advice.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat -chest tightness or pain -wheezing or shortness of breath Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -bitter or bad taste -confusion -irritable -loss of appetite -nausea -stomach gas.