ATC categoryVitamins, Multivitamins, Microelements
Brand nameFolic acid
Generic nameFolic acid
Folic Acid Tablets contains folic acid, a vitamin essential in the production and maintenance of new cells.
Folic Acid Tablets are used in the treatment and prevention of:
Folic acid Tablets can also be given to some women before and during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida (an abnormality of the spine) in babies, which can be caused by deficiency of this vitamin.
Do not take Folic Acid Tablets:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Folic Acid Tablets
Other medicines and Folic Acid Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. The following medicines can affect or be affected by treatment with Folic Acid Tablets:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine can be taken in pregnancy to treat anaemia. If you are breast feeding please speak with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machinery
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
Folic Acid Tablets contains lactose.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Your doctor will decide the right dose and how long to take Folic Acid Tablets. Unless told otherwise, swallow your tablet with water.
The recommended doses are as follows:
Adults and children over 1 year:
One tablet a day for the treatment of anaemia or one tablet everyone to seven days for the prevention of anaemia (depending on diet and underlying disease).
Children less than 1 year of age:
500 micrograms per kilogram of body weight daily.
For possibility of Folic Acid Tablets dosage in children with different weight, you may also take Folic Acid Tablets 1 mg.
Prevention of spina bifida:
One tablet a day, starting before conception and continuing for the first three months of pregnancy.
If you take more Folic Acid Tablets than you should
If you (or anybody else, including a child), takes more Folic Acid Tablets than you should, it is unlikely that this medicine will cause any harm. If you are at all concerned contact your doctor. Always take the carton and this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take Folic Acid Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose,
then do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) or a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction). If you experience any of the following, seek medical help immediately:
The side effects that some patients have had with Folic Acid Tablets are:
What Folic Acid Tablets contain
One tablet contains:
active substance – folic acid 5 mg;
other ingredients – microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate.
What Folic Acid Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Yellow scored on one side and beveled on both sides cylindrical tablets with a few small
darker spots, the end surface of which are flat.
2 blisters (1 blister packet with 24 tablets) (48 tablets) with leaflet in the cardboard box.
5 blisters (1 blister packet with 10 tablets) (50 tablets) with leaflet in the cardboard box.