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Generic Name
Folic acid
Trade Name
Vifolin
Manufacturer
APM
Risk Category
A
  • Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate risk on fetus.
  • Possibility of fetal harm seems appears remote.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Water soluble vitamin.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for folic acid in pregnancy is 0.4 mg/day and for those with multiple pregnancy or poor folic acid stores is 0.5 mg/day.
  • This dose is above the rda in pregnancy.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association between high doses of folic acid and increased pregnancy complications as bleeding prematurity, fetal distress and death.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The rda in lactation is 0.28 mg.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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