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Folic Acid

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Uses of Folic Acid

Folic Acid helps treat vitmain b9 deficiency.

Side effects of Folic Acid

Vomiting Nausea Dark-Coloured Stool

How Folic Acid works

Folic Acid ( Vitamin B9) is one of the important vitamins that play a crucial role in the production of DNA and amino acids. It is necessary for cell division and blood cell formation. Deficiency of this during pregnancy might result in birth abnormalities.

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Expert Advice

Folic Acid is used for the dietary management of patients with special nutritional demands under the supervision of a physician or healthcare provider for insufficient dietary intake. Folic Acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency. Folic Acid is also taken before and during pregnancy to reduce the chance of neural tube abnormalities, which develop in the baby's spinal cord. If you have a history of seizures, your doctor may want to adjust your dosage of anti-seizure medication. Do not drink alcohol when taking Folic Acid, because it may cause you to be sleepier than regular. Please consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications, including those for hypertension, infections, heart disease, or bone diseases. While taking Folic Acid, ensure you are getting enough water in your nutrition. You should notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or already breastfeeding. It is important to keep taking Folic Acid even if your symptoms have disappeared. Always follow your doctor's instructions about dosage and duration of treatment.

Frequently asked questions

No, you must consult your doctor before using Folic Acid during pregnancy. However, it is considered to be safe for usage.

No, you must consult your doctor before using Folic Acid for breastfeeding mothers. However, it is considered to be safe for usage.

Yes, it's likely safe to take Folic Acid in kidney disease patients. No modification to the dosage is recommended. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it's likely safe to take Folic Acid in liver disease patients. No modification to the dosage is recommended. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

No, Folic Acid is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women. However, there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any clear conclusion. Consult your doctor for the most accurate information.

No, using Folic Acid will not lead to the development of habitual actions. There have been no reports that withdrawal symptoms may appear when it is stopped. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

No, drinking alcohol while taking Folic Acid lowers the effectiveness of medicines. Therefore, it is important to avoid alcohol completely and consult a physician before using this medicine.

Yes, it has been shown that patients with diabetes benefit from taking this medicine. You should consult a doctor before considering Folic Acid therapy if you have diabetes.

It is not recommended to use any anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin), antibiotics (trimethoprim), high cholesterol medication (cholestyramine), anti-inflammatory medicines (sulfasalazine), and anticancer medication (fluorouracil). Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must consult your doctor.

Do not use this medicine if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to any of its components. Do not take Folic Acid if you consume alcohol and zinc supplements or medicines containing zinc. We recommend that you consult a doctor as soon as possible.

No, using the Folic Acid will not cause weight gain.

Yes, it increases your haemoglobin levels in the body to prevent iron deficiency and anaemia, especially in pregnant women.

Folic Acid and iron can be found in abundance in various foods, including shellfish, dark greens like spinach, nuts, beans, peas, oranges, resins, and many more.

It is possible to acquire symptoms such as anaemia, ulcers in the mouth, diarrhoea, and flatulence.

Terms & Conditions


Available medicines for FOLIC ACID
Folichem Tablet 30
Folichem Tablet 30
Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Pack of 30 Units
₹25.32
MRP ₹50.74
50.10% OFF
Vitafol Tablet 30
Vitafol Tablet 30
Cipla Ltd.
Pack of 30 Units
₹25.31
MRP ₹50.73
50.10% OFF
Folvite 5 MG Tablet 30
Folvite 5 MG Tablet 30
Pfizer Ltd
Pack of 30 Units
₹30.00
MRP ₹36.58
18.00% OFF
Healthvit Folic Acid 5 MG Tablet 60
Healthvit Folic Acid 5 MG Tablet 60
West-coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Pack of 60 Units
₹328.00
MRP ₹400.00
18.00% OFF
Sysfol Tablet 30
Sysfol Tablet 30
Systopic Laboratories Ltd-mem
Pack of 30 Units
₹31.98
MRP ₹39.00
18.00% OFF
Fol 5 Tablet 30
Fol 5 Tablet 30
Zydus Cadila
Pack of 30 Units
₹41.09
MRP ₹50.73
19.00% OFF
Folitas Tablet 30
Folitas Tablet 30
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pack of 30 Units
₹25.32
MRP ₹50.74
50.10% OFF
Folvite Tablet 45
Folvite Tablet 45
Pfizer Ltd
Pack of 45 Units
₹64.15
MRP ₹76.10
15.70% OFF

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