Folic acid is a prescription medication used to treat anemia caused by low levels of folic acid in your body. Folic acid belongs to a group of drugs called vitamins, which are substances that you need to grow and develop.

This medication comes in tablet and capsule forms and is taken once a day, with or without food. This medication also comes in injection form and is given by a healthcare professional when needed.

Common side effects of folic acid include an allergic reaction, a change in sleep pattern, difficulty in concentrating, irritability, excitement, mental depression, and confusion.

Review Date: 
May 27, 2013
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<ul id="may_treat"><li>Anemia, Megaloblastic </li></ul><ul id="may_prevent"><li>Folic Acid Deficiency </li><li>Neural Tube Defects </li></ul>
<ul><li>Anemia, Aplastic<li>Anemia, Iron-Deficiency<li>Anemia, Pernicious<li>Drug Hypersensitivity</ul>
<p>Folic Acid falls into category A:</p><p>When pregnant women used Folic Acid, their babies did not show any problems related to this medication.</p>
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