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Folic Acid

Common brand names:

Folvite, Deplin

Though supplements containing 0.8 mg of folic acid are available over-the-counter, tablets and injectable forms that contain more than 1 mg of folic acid are available only with a prescription. The vitamin is used to treat anemia caused by folic acid deficiency, which may result from poor absorption, a dietary deficiency, or pregnancy.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
dnicon_BeneficialReplenish Depleted Nutrients
dnicon_BeneficialReduce Side Effects

none

dnicon_BeneficialSupport Medicine
dnicon_AvoidReduces Effectiveness
dnicon_AvoidPotential Negative Interaction

none

dnicon_CheckExplanation Required

none

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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