Folic Acid, Excipients qs
BRAND NAME:– Newfol
GENERIC NAME:- Folic Acid, Excipients qs
Each Uncoated Tablets Contains:
- Folic Acid USP….400 mcg.
DOSAGE FORM:- Tablets.
PACKAGING:- 3 x 30 Alu Alu Blister & 1 X 30 HDEP Bottle
Following Information is for the use only of a Registered Medical Practitioner or Hospital or a Laboratory or Healthcare Personnel only.
Folic Acid, USP Is effective in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of Folic Acid, USP ( as may be seen in tropical or nontropical sprue ) and in anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:-
Oral administration is preferred. Although most patients with malabsorption Cannot absorb food folates, they are able to absorb Folic Acid, USP given orally. Parenteral administration is not advocated but may be necessary in some individuals ( e.g. patients receiving Parenteral or enteral alimentation). Doses greater than 0.1 mg should not be used unless anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency has been ruled out or is being adequately treated with a cobalamin. Daily doses greater than 1 mg do not enhance the hematologic effect, and most of the excess is excreted unchanged in the urine.
The usual therapeutic dosage in adults and children (regardless of age) is up to 1 mg daily. Resistant cases may require larger doses.
When clinical symptoms have subsided and the blood picture has become normal, a daily maintenance level should be used, i.e., 0.1 mg for infants and up to 0.3 mg for children under 4 years of age, 0.4 mg for adults and children 4 our more years of age, and 0.8 mg for pregnant and lactating women, but never less than 0.1 mg/day. Patients should be kept under close supervision and adjustment of the maintenance level made if relapse appears imminent.
In the presence of alcoholism, hemolytic anemia, anticonvulsant therapy, or chronic infection, the maintenance level may need to be increased.