Folic Acid XTRA

Generic Name: vitamin b complex/vitamin c/choline/folic acid (VYE-ta-min/KOE-leen/FOE-lik AS-id)
Brand Name: Folic Acid XTRA

Folic Acid XTRA is used for:

A dietary supplement to help maintain a normal blood level of homocysteine or provide vitamins for those who do not receive the proper amount from their diet. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Folic Acid XTRA is a vitamin and folic acid combination. It works by providing vitamins and folic acid to the body to help meet nutritional requirements.

Do NOT use Folic Acid XTRA if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Folic Acid XTRA

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Folic Acid XTRA:

Some medical conditions may interact with Folic Acid XTRA. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have certain types of anemia (eg, pernicious anemia or megaloblastic anemia)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Folic Acid XTRA. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following

  • Fluorouracil because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Folic Acid XTRA
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Folic Acid XTRA

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Folic Acid XTRA may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Folic Acid XTRA:

Use Folic Acid XTRA as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Folic Acid XTRA by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you miss a dose of Folic Acid XTRA, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Folic Acid XTRA.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use Folic Acid XTRA unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Folic Acid XTRA contains pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and folic acid. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has pyridoxine or folic acid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Folic Acid XTRA may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Folic Acid XTRA.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Folic Acid XTRA while you are pregnant. It is not known if Folic Acid XTRA is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Folic Acid XTRA, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Folic Acid XTRA:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Folic Acid XTRA. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); feeling of swelling of the entire body; numbness or tingling of the skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Folic Acid XTRA:

Store Folic Acid XTRA at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Folic Acid XTRA out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Folic Acid XTRA, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Folic Acid XTRA is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Folic Acid XTRA or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Folic Acid XTRA. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Folic Acid XTRA. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Folic Acid XTRA.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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