Medicine Overview of Folistar Capsule
Folistar Capsule is used in the treatment of anemia due to folic acid deficiency.
Nausea, Abdominal distension, Decreased appetite, Flatulence.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Folistar Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Folic acid is a form of vitamin B. It plays a vital role in the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. Thus, it replenishes the body's stores of folic acid, thereby correcting folic acid deficiency anemia. It is also essential in pregnancy due to its role in the development of the unborn baby's brain and spinal cord.
In Depth Information on Folistar Capsule
Folistar Capsule is used for the treatment of folic acid deficiency.
It is also taken before and during pregnancy to decrease the risk of defects in the neural tube, which forms the spinal cord in the baby.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures as you may need a higher dose of the seizure medicines than what you normally take.
Folistar Capsule related warnings
Folistar Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Folistar Capsule is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Folistar Capsule is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Folistar Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Folistar Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Folistar Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Folistar Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Folistar Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Folistar Capsule, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Folistar Capsule
Q. Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins
Q. Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement
Q. Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D
Q. Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid
Q. What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B. In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q. How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration
Q. Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain
Q. Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q. Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.
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Taking Folistar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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