Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)
What is Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) used for?
Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) contains folic acid, which is a type of B vitamin usually found in various foods, such as liver, broccoli, lentils, fruits and nuts. This vitamin helps the body to produce healthy new cells, and may also help to stop changes to DNA which may lead to cancer. When taken by pregnant women, it can help to prevent birth defects. It can also be used as a medication to treat certain types of anemia, as well as folic acid deficiency.
How should I use Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)?
Patients should take Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) tablets orally, with a full glass of water. The exact dosage required varies greatly, depending on why it is being taken. The dosage for children is usually less than for adults. Follow all instructions provided by your physician. Your physician may occasionally alter your dosage, so as to get the best results from this medication. Never exceed the dosage prescribed.
What are the side effects of Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)?
Patients taking Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) may experience some side effects, such as:
Patients should discuss the risk of all side effects with their physician before taking this medication, and immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Folic (Folic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.