Folic Acid is to treat folic acid deficiency and megaloblastic anemia caused by folic acid deficiency.
Use Folic Acid as directed by your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Folic Acid.
- Folic Acid may be taken with or without food.
- Swallow whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Folic Acid is a vitamin. It works by helping the body to produce blood cells.
Folic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is important for the formation of red and white blood cells. Folic acid is present in foods such as dried beans, peas, lentils, oranges, whole-wheat products, liver, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spinach.
If you miss a dose of Folic Acid and are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Folic Acid at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep Folic Acid out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
Folic Acid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.