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Folic acid Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with folic acid.


Folic acid (applies to folic acid) anemia

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: 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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Folic acid drug interactions

There are 35 drug interactions with folic acid.

Folic acid alcohol/food interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with folic acid.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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