FOLIC ACID TABLETS 5MG

Active substance: FOLIC ACID

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Like all medicines, Folic Acid tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects, they get worse or you notice any
not listed:
Rare (affecting more than 1 in 10,000 but less than 1 in 1,000 patients)
• Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) e.g. itchy/ red skin, rash, swelling of the face, lips,
tongue or throat or difficulty breathing or swallowing, shock (cold sweaty skin, weak pulse,
dry mouth, dilated pupils).
• Stomach and intestines: loss of appetite, feeling sick, a bloated feeling, wind.
If you have side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Also you can help to make sure that medicines remain as safe as possible by reporting any
unwanted side effects via the internet at http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Alternatively you
can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays) or fill
in a paper form available from your local pharmacy.
• If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. Folic Acid can be used during pregnancy.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are not sure.

pregelatinised starch, sucrose and stearic acid.

The tablets also contain lactose,

Plain yellow tablets. Folic acid tablets are available in blister packs of 28 tablets.

Surepharm Services Ltd, Bretby Business Park, Bretby, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. DE15 0YZ

April 2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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