Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)
What is Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) used for?
Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) is an oral vitamin supplement that may encourage new cell growth and prevent changes to DNA that can lead to cancer. It is commonly used by pregnant women during prenatal care to encourage healthy growth of the child. It is also commonly used to treat patients with a folic acid deficiency. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)?
The typical dosage for Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) is one tablet taken once daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Never alter the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Apo-Folic (Folic Acid)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying while undergoing treatment. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling or trouble breathing. It may be necessary to lower your dosage, change your frequency of administration, or seek immediate medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not use Apo-Folic (Folic Acid) if you have a tumor that is dependent on folate for growth or a vitamin B12 deficiency. It is also recommended to inform your physician about any other chronic conditions you have that may cause complications during treatment so that the correct adjustments can be made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Folic (Folic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.