Folic Acid

Overview

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Folic Acid's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

3 mg3 (3)24 hourlyIVFor 6 weeks.
200 mcg200 (200)24 hourlyIVFor prophylaxis in pregnancy.
5 mg5 (5)24 hourlyPOFor 4 months, in folate deficient megaloblastic anemia b/c of poor nutrition, pregnancy, or antiepileptics. Maintenance dose is 5mg every 1-7 days depending on underlying disease.
5 mg5 (5)24 hourlyPOFor 4 months, in folate deficient megaloblastic anemia b/c of poor nutrition, pregnancy, or antiepileptics. Maintenance dose is 5mg every 1-7 days depending on underlying disease.
0.25 to 1 mg0.62 (0.625)24 hourlyPO,IV,IMInitial dose, in folate deficient states.
0.4 mg0.4 (0.4)24 hourlyPO,IV,IMMaintenance dose, in folate deficient states.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

0.5 mg/kg0.5 (0.5)24 hourlyOral

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

0.5 mg/kg0.5 (0.5)24 hourlyOral

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Folic Acid

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