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Folvite (Folic Acid)
Folic Acid General Information
Folvite (Folic Acid) is used to prevent or treat low folate levels. Low folate levels may cause a certain type of anemia. Conditions that may cause low folate levels are:
- Poor diet
- Certain stomach or intestinal problems
- Liver disease
- Kidney dialysis
Folic acid supplements come in different forms;
- L-methyl folate
Women childbearing should receive adequate amounts of folic acid. It may be through their supplements or diet to prevent infant spinal cord birth defects.
How does Folvite (Folic Acid) work?
Folvite (Folic Acid) is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate by dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). By the receptor-mediated endocytosis, these folic acid congeners are transported across the cell. It is where they are needed to maintain synthesize purine, normal erythropoiesis, and thymidylate nucleic acids. It also includes methylate tRNA, interconverts amino acids, and use formate. By using vitamin B12 as a cofactor, folic acid can normalize high homocysteine levels. It is by re-methylation of homocysteine to methionine via methionine synthetase.
Why use Folvite (Folic Acid)?
Folvite (Folic Acid) is the man-made form of folate. It is a B-vitamin naturally found in some foods. It is needed to form healthy cells especially red blood cells. This comes as a tablet for oral use. Each ml of folic acid has sodium folate that is equivalent to 5 mg of folic acid. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Folvite (Folic Acid)?
Folvite (Folic Acid) is to be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. It is usually taken once a day. You may take it with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
Take this prescription exactly as it is given to you by your doctor. Remember to take it at the same time each day.
What are the side-effects of Folvite (Folic Acid)?
- Trouble breathing
- Swelling or itching especially on the face, throat, or tongue
Warnings and Precautions
- Let your doctor know if your condition persists or worsens.
- Tell your doctor if you have any medical history, current medications, or any allergies. This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Do not share this with others even if they have the same symptoms as yours. Let them consult a doctor for a proper prescription.
- You should not this past the expiration date.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place away from heat or moisture.