Used as prophylaxis and treatment of megaloblastic anemia associated with folic acid deficiency, as in the anemias of pregnancy, hemolytic anemia, exfoliative skin disease, pellagra, sprue, alcoholism, and that following gastrectomy and in pernicious anemia. Prevention of neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly, to correct decreased folate levels when taking methotrexate, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazle, phenytoin, OC pills. Prophylaxis and treatment of diseases e.g., colorectal carcinoma, ulcerative colitis, dysplasia, sickle cell diseases, hereditary spherocytosis and homocysteinemia.
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May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions: Should not be given alone or in conjunction with inadequate amounts of vitamin B12 in the treatment of pernicious anemia. Proper hematological diagnosis is essential.