What Is It?: Folic Acid is one of the B-Vitamins, used by the body to manufacture red blood cells. Folic Acid deficiency can lead to anemia.
How To Use: Folic acid is available as an injection, oral capsule, and oral liquid. It is usually take once daily. However, follow the instructions on the prescription label. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine until your doctor tells you.
Possible Side Effects: Side effects are not common. If you experience any of the following, call your doctor immediately; skin rash, itching, redness, difficulty breathing (this is a rare situation.)
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.