Folic Acid

Drug Class: Vitamins and Minerals
Dosage Form: Tablet
Strength: 5mg
Indications/Special comments: For prevention and treatment of folic acid deficiency states, including megaloblastic anaemia and in anaemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood; folic acid is being used in the diagnosis of folate deficiency.
Dosage Administration: Deficiency (prophylaxis): Amount based on normal daily recommended intakes. Diagnostic aid (folate deficiency): 100 to 200mcg (0.1 to 0.2mg) a day for ten days plus low dietary folic acid and vitamin B12. Deficiency (treatment): treatment dose is individualized by prescriber based on severity of deficiency.