Folic acid, which is the primary constituent of Folvite 5 MG Tablet, is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B necessary for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
The company developed and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology. Its products include the blockbuster drug Lipitor (atorvastatin), used to lower LDL blood cholesterol; Lyrica (pregabalin) for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia; Diflucan (fluconazole), an oral antifungal medication; Zithromax (azithromycin), an antibiotic; Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction; and Celebrex (also Celebra, celecoxib), an anti-inflammatory drug.
Folate deficiency anemia
Folate, also known as vitamin B-9, is a nutrient found mainly in fruits and leafy green vegetables. A diet consistently lacking in these foods can lead to a deficiency.
Deficiency can also result if your body is unable to absorb folate from food. Most nutrients from food are absorbed in your small intestine. You might have difficulty absorbing folate or folic acid, the synthetic form of folate that’s added to foods and supplements, if You have a disease of the small intestine, such as celiac disease or you’ve had a large part of the small intestine surgically removed or bypassed.
As directed by physician
As directed by physician
Adverse Reactions/ Side Effects
Cardiac disorders: Flushing. Gastrointestinal disorders: Anorexia, nausea, abdominal distention, flatulence. Immune system disorders: Allergic reactions. Nervous system disorders: Malaise. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Bronchospasm. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Erythema, pruritus, skin rash, hypersensitivity.
Warnings and Precautions
Patients with folate-dependent tumours. Monitoring Parameters Perform cobalamin absorption test for elderly prior to initiation of therapy.
Untreated pernicious anaemia, untreated cobalamin deficiency or other cause of cobalamin deficiency.
May decrease concentration of phenytoin. Decreased absorption with sulfasalazine, and triamterene. Chloramphenicol, methotrexate and co-trimoxazole may interfere with folate metabolism. May enhance efficacy of lithium.
Oral: Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light. Parenteral: Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light.
Mechanism of Action
Folic acid is essential for the production of coenzymes in many metabolic systems such as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. It is also essential in nucleoprotein synthesis, maintenance of erythropoiesis and stimulation of WBC and platelet production in folate-deficiency anaemia.