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Composition

Folic Acid(5 mg)

SALT INFORMATION

Folic Acid(5 mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Folic acid is a vitamin used in the treatment and prevention of anemia (low red blood cells) due to folic acid deficiency, pregnancy or as a side effect of certain drugs, kidney disorders, malabsorption syndromes, and to prevent birth defects in infants.

SIDE EFFECTS

The common side effects are urge to vomit, bloating of stomach, excessive passage of wind, loss of appetite, worsening of vitamin B12 deficiency (when folic acid is used alone to treat anemia without investigating the cause). Consult your doctor immediately if rash, itching, or breathlessness develops.

DRUG INTERACTION

Fluorouracil, sulphonamide, phenytoin, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, cholestyramine, and zinc may affect the efficacy of folic acid or vice versa. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Folic acid is involved in producing the genetic material called DNA, in formation of red blood cells, in reducing risk of heart problems (by reducing blood homocysteine levels) and other body functions.

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INTERACTIONS

Can I take Matilda Er during pregnancy?

There is sufficient evidence to suggest that there is no risk to the fetus in the first trimester (12 weeks) of pregnancy and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Matilda Er while breastfeeding/lactation?

Safest: Evidence from clinical studies has shown that this drug when taken by breastfeeding mothers has not shown any major side effects in infants. The possibility of harm to the breastfed infants is expected to be rare or the drug does not reach the infant through breast milk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Matilda Er with alcohol?

No studies found