Round, yellow uncoated tablet, bevel-edged, flat-faces, "HD" and break-bar
embossed on one face.
Folic Acid 5 mg /tablet.
Actions and Pharmacology
Folic acid, a member of the vitamin-B group, is responsible for the
synthesis of DNA as well as for normal erythropoiesis.
Oral absorption is rapid and almost complete. It is converted to
tetrahydrofolate (active metabolite) in the liver and is excreted in the
For treatment of folic acid - deficiency megaloblastic anaemia and
conditions requiring increased folic acid intake.
Folic acid should never be given in the treatment of pernicious anaemia.
Large and continuous doses of folic acid may lower the blood level of
• Folic acid does not correct folate deficiency due to dihydrofolate
reductase inhibitors; calcium folinate should be used instead.
Main Side/Adverse Effects
No side effects have been reported with folic acid administration.
Folic acid is usually well tolerated.
Dosage and Administration
Adults : Oral, 10 to 20 mg daily for 14 days, or until a haemopoietic
response has been obtained; the daily maintenance dosage is 2.5 to 10 mg.
Children Below 6 years : As directed by physician.
6 years and above : Oral, 5 to 15 mg daily according to the severity of the
Store below 25C. Protect from
light and moisture.
Tablet 5 mg x 1000's, Blisters of
10 x 10's.