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.
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.