- Anemia due to poor nutrition.
- Anemia of pregnancy.
- Folate deficiency anemia.
- Prevention of anemia in conditions where the body breaks down red blood cells too quickly (hemolytic conditions).
- Prevention of anemia in people having kidney dialysis.
- Prevention of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida in high risk women.
- Vitamin B12 deficiency.
USE WITH CAUTION IN!
- People with tumors that are dependent on folate for growth.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Swelling of abdomen (abdominal distension)
- Loss of appetite
Prevention and treatment of Folate deficiency: 1 tablet daily for 4 months; the dosage may be increased up to 3 tablets daily in malabsorption states.
Chronic Hemolytic states such as thalassaemia major or sickle cell anemia: 1 tablet every 1 to 7 days continuously depending on diet and rate of hemolysis.
Renal dialysis: 1 tablet every 1 to 7 days.
For women of child-bearing potential at high risk of having a pregnancy affected by neural tube defect: 1 tablet daily starting before pregnancy and continued through the first trimester.
Should be taken with or after food.
Boxes of 30 or 50 tablets.