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Medications for Folic Acid Deficiency

What is Folic Acid Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of folic acid in the diet. Many plant and animal tissues contain folic acid, abundant in green leafy vegetables, yeast, liver, and mushrooms but destroyed by long-term cooking. Alcohol interferes with its intermediate metabolism and absorption. Folic acid… Read more

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
folic acid Rx/OTC A N Add review
7.0

Generic name: folic acid systemic

Brand names:  Folacin-800, FA-8

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Deplin Rx N N 4 reviews
10

Generic name: l-methylfolate systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
l-methylfolate Rx N N 5 reviews
10

Generic name: l-methylfolate systemic

Brand names:  Deplin, Duleek-DP, XaQuil XR

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
Folacin-800 Rx/OTC A N Add review Add

Generic name: folic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
FA-8 Rx/OTC A N Add review Add

Generic name: folic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Duleek-DP Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: l-methylfolate systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
XaQuil XR Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: l-methylfolate systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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