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Logo FOLIC ACID TABLETS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

FOLIC ACID TABLETS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains
Folic Acid 5 mg.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 8.3 Erythropoietics (haematinics).

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Folic acid is a member of the vitamin B group. It is necessary for the normal production of red blood-cells, including maturation of megaloblasts into normoblasts.

INDICATIONS:
For the prophylaxis and treatment of nutritional megaloblastic anaemia associated with folic acid deficiency, as in the anaemias of pregnancy, pellagra, sprue, and that following gastrectomy, and in pernicious anaemia.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Folic acid should never be used in the therapy of patients with vitamin B12 deficiency of any cause unless there is associated folate deficiency. Proper haematological diagnosis is essential.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
One to four tablets daily.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Folic acid is usually well tolerated in the dosage prescribed. It should not be given alone or in conjunction with inadequate amounts of vitamin B12 in the treatment of pernicious anaemia. It may partially reverse the anti-epileptic effects of phenobarbital, diphenylhydantoin, and primidone, and thereby increase seizure frequency.

IDENTIFICATION:
Flat, yellow, bisected tablet with bevelled edges.

PRESENTATION:
Packs of 100 and 1000 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER:
H837 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
S.A.D. SELF MEDICATION (PTY) LIMITED
Co. Reg. No. 92/04769/07
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON, 5201
P O Box 422, EAST LONDON, 5200

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
25 November 1974

Code 308065 A62        LH&SEL-K16522

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