Folic Acid

Folic Acid Overview

Reviewed: May 27, 2013
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Folic acid is a prescription medication used to treat anemia caused by low levels of folic acid in your body. Folic acid belongs to a group of drugs called vitamins, which are substances that you need to grow and develop.

This medication comes in tablet and capsule forms and is taken once a day, with or without food. This medication also comes in injection form and is given by a healthcare professional when needed.

Common side effects of folic acid include an allergic reaction, a change in sleep pattern, difficulty in concentrating, irritability, excitement, mental depression, and confusion.

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folate 1 MG Oral Tablet
Color: Yellow
Shape: Round
Size: 6.00
Score: 2
Imprint: West-ward 248
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Folic Acid Drug Class

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