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Folite 5 MG Tablet

Manufactured byLinux Laboratories
ContainsFolic Acid
Description

Folic acid, which is the primary constituent of Folite 5 MG Tablet, is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B necessary for maintaining some very important functions in the body. It is used as a medicine to treat certain forms of anemia caused due to deficiency of folic acid.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Folite 5 MG Tablet

  • Fever
  • Weakness and general discomfort
  • Itching or rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stomach discomfort and pain

Uses of Folite 5 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Supplementation during pregnancy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and changes can be observed after 2-3 weeks of administration. However, the peak concentration in the body is attained after 1 hour of oral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is clinically not established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if there is no marked improvement in symptoms after use.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is acceptable for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is acceptable for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to folic acid or any other components present with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is acceptable for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is acceptable for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Natural sources

Folic acid is present in many edible natural substances like broccoli, liver, beans etc. It is recommended to have a diet including green leafy vegetables and other natural sources of folic acid.

Undiagnosed anemia

This medicine should be used only when the disease is diagnosed and the need is clearly established. Small doses of this medicine may mask the symptoms of other forms of anemia.

Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia

This medicine should not be used alone to treat an anemic patient having vitamin B12 deficiency.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include numbness and tingling sensation, pain in the mouth or tongue, weakness, and difficulty in concentration etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of alcohol may interfere with the absorption of folic acid from the stomach. It may also cause a reduction in the efficacy of folic acid to treat certain conditions.

Instructions

Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if there is no marked improvement in symptoms after use.
Interaction with Medicine

Capecitabine

Phenytoin

Phenobarbital

Fluorouracil

Disease interactions

Undiagnosed anemia

Use of this medicine to treat an existing anemia should begin only after the cause is established. It should never be used for the treatment of an undiagnosed form of anemia. It may lead to faulty diagnosis and an increase of certain complications associated with the disease.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Folite 5 MG Tablet following all instructions on the label. It is recommended to take a doctor's advice before taking this medicine if the signs and symptoms are indicative of anemia. This medicine may be taken with or without food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken in morning

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine is essential for the production of certain vital components that are necessary for the maintenance of normal body functions. Lack of folic acid leads to anemia in a normal person and birth defects in pregnant women.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

DailyMed - Folic acid tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e2caab63-1e0d-44e8-b9a8-bdfb59ce1288

Data and Statistics | Folic Acid | NCBDDD | CDC [Internet]. Cdc.gov. 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/data.html

Folic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00158
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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Jan 2018

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