FaLessa Side Effects
Generic Name: folic acid
Note: This document contains side effect information about folic acid. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name FaLessa.
For the Consumer
Applies to folic acid: capsule, injectable, solution, tablet
Along with its needed effects, folic acid (the active ingredient contained in FaLessa) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking folic acid:Rare
- general weakness or discomfort
- reddened skin
- shortness of breath
- skin rash or itching
- tightness in chest
- troubled breathing
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to folic acid: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet
Nausea, abdominal distension, and flatulence were reported in patients taking 15 mg folic acid daily for 1 month.[Ref]
Bitter or bad taste, altered sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, overactivity, and impaired judgement were reported in patients taking 15 mg folic acid (the active ingredient contained in FaLessa) daily for 1 month.
Increased seizure incidence was seen in some epileptic patients receiving phenobarbital, primidone, or diphenylhydantoin.[Ref]
Anorexia was reported in patients taking 15 mg folic acid daily for 1 month.
Decreased vitamin B12 serum levels was reported with prolonged folic acid therapy.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Decreased diphenylhydantoin serum levels[Ref]
Decreased diphenylhydantoin serum levels were reported in patients taking 5 or 15 mg folic acid daily.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Irritability, excitement, mental depression, confusion[Ref]
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. "Product Information. Folic Acid (folic acid)." Method Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Arlington, TX.
Some side effects of FaLessa may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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