Folic acid Disease Interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with folic acid:
Folic Acid (Includes Folic acid) ↔ Anemia
Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility
Applies to: Anemia of Unspecified Nutritional Deficiency
The use of folic acid is contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed anemia. Folic acid in dosages above 1 mg/day can obscure the diagnosis of pernicious anemia by alleviating the hematologic abnormalities while allowing the progression of neurologic complications. In addition, folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where vitamin B12 is deficient.
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- Katz M "Potential danger of self-medication with folic acid." N Engl J Med 289 (1973): 1095
- "Product Information. Renal Multivitamin Formula Rx (folic acid)." Vitaline Corporation, Ashland, OR.
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folic acid drug Interactions
There are 24 drug interactions with folic acid
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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