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Folic Acid Information

Folic Acid Benefits & Uses

Folic Acid is used to treat the following -

Folic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Folic Acid

Folic Acid

Folic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Folic Acid is used -

  1. Shortness of Breath Rare
  2. Itching or burning
  3. Rash
  4. Skin redness
  5. Confusion
  6. Insomnia
  7. Fever Mild
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  10. Anaphylactic reaction
  11. Bronchospasm
  12. Depression Moderate
  13. Erythema

Folic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Folic Acid safe for pregnant women?

Folic Acid is safe for pregnant women.


Is the use of Folic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can safely use Folic Acid.


What is the effect of Folic Acid on the Kidneys?

Kidney can be affected by Folic Acid. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


What is the effect of Folic Acid on the Liver?

Folic Acid may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Folic Acid on the Heart?

Folic Acid may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Folic Acid with Other Drugs

Folic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Folic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Folic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Pernicious Anemia
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Drug Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Folic Acid

Is this Folic Acid habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Folic Acid.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Folic Acid will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

Folic Acid is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Folic Acid for mental disorders.


Folic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Folic Acid

Some foods when eaten with Folic Acid can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.


Interaction between Alcohol and Folic Acid

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Folic Acid.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 609-611
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