Folic Acid is a type of vitamin B and is found naturally in the foods we consume such as asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spinach. We carry this medication in 1mg and 5mg!
Folic acid is important as it helps your body with producing and maintaining new cells while also preventing DNA from changing and possibly becoming cancerous. This medication is prescribed to those who do not consume enough folic acid in their diet and have a lack of red blood cells (folic acid deficiency). Those who have lack red blood cells often times develop anemia, a condition causing you to become weak with brittle nails, pale skin, cold hands and feet, and headaches.
Folic acid is effective for the treatment of folic acid deficiency as it is a direct substitute for the missing folic acid causing the deficiency.
If you are unsure how to take this medication, call your healthcare professional and they can give you proper and accurate directions based on your condition.
Take folic acid with a large glass of water.
Store at room temperature away from directe sunlight, heat and moisture.
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to folic acid in the past, do NOT use this product.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, are on dialysis, have an infection, are an alcoholic or if you have any type of anemia that has not been diagnosed by a doctor and confirmed with testing; it is important to tell your doctor about these conditions as folic acid may have a reaction to them.
Folic acid is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby if the mother is taking this medication during pregnancy. It is still best to go over the risks and benefits with your doctor before proceeding to use this product while pregnant. You may need a dose adjustment if you have a breast feeding infant.
This medication will not treat a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Please note this may not be a completed list of side effects. Not all patients who take folic acid report having side effects while others reported having multiple different side effects. Medication affects everyone differently; if side effects become unmanageable or start to worry you, contact your doctor to find an alternative medication!
Common side effects of Folic acid include:
flushing; nausea, loss of appetite; bloating, gas; bitter or unpleasant taste in your mouth; sleep problems; depression; or feeling excited or irritable.
Allergic reaction to folic acid: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
If you have an allergic reaction; contact emergency services right away.
What is the average dose for an adult taking Folic Acid?
The average dose for an adult would be 400-800mcg (one half – three quarters of 1mg) once a day.
How should I store Folic Acid?
Store this medication at room temperature away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
How can I lower my chance of developing heart disease?
Ensure youR diet consists of adequate levels of vitamin B in vitamin B rich foods such as whole grains (brown rice), meat (fish), and eggs and dairy (cheese and eggs).
Is Folic Acid safe for kids to take?
Folic acid is natural and, therefore, safe for children however, most young children do not need to take supplements for vitamin B as they need much less than we do and almost always get enough through foods.
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