What is Folvite?
FOLVITE comes across as a chemical substitute for Folic acid. One ml of concentrated folic acid-solution is composed of sodium folate that equates to be 5 mg of folic acid. While Folic acid remains the active ingredient of Folvite, Sequestrene sodium 0.2% makes part of the inactive composition.
If the patient is suffering from anemia, daily doses of Folvite will be needed as it is extremely efficacious for treating megaloblastic anemias. Megaloblastic anemia is caused due to deficiency of folic acid. Usually faced due to nutritional deficiency during pregnancy or infancy.
Folvite – Composition
Folvite (folic acid) is more of a simulated version of folate, which is vitamin-B9, to medicate or intercept squat folate levels. Low folate levels can lead to explicit types of anemia or any birth defects. Certain conditions which can cause low levels of folate in a human body encompasses – destitute diet, pregnancy, liver disease, alcoholism, a specific stomach/intestinal condition, or kidney dialysis. According to current stats, this brand- Folvite is no longer accessible in the U.S. Cross-disciplinary brands may still be obtainable.
Folvite (folic acid) habitually has very little side effects. If you have any repulsive effects from taking Folvite, consult your doctor for further measures. If you notice any indications of severe allergic reactions after taking Folvite, like any rashes, dizziness, inflammations, itchiness, irritation in breathing.
Brand Manufacturer of Folvite
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Limited is a well-known manufacturing unit that produces Folvite (5 mg) tablet. Some more brand manufacturers are Cipla Pharma, Daksh Pharma, etc. This tablet comes with instructions to store the medicine under room temperature conditions and away from direct contact with the sunlight.
What must be the dosage of Folvite?
Note: Dosage depends on patient’s condition and severity. Please consult your Doctor for proper advice about dosage and how to use directions. Dosages mentioned here are for informative purpose only.
Oral consumption: The amount of ingestion of folic acid depends on its strength present in the medicine. If consumed orally Folic acid is easily absorbed into the bloodstream. If someone has gastric issues like malabsorption of nutrients, they might need an intravenous dosage of Folvite.
Daily dosage: Regardless of the age group, human bodies need a daily dose of 1.0 mg of folic acid. FOLVITE is useful for both Adults and children. If a patient has resistance to absorption and is taking it orally, they must take a higher dose after consulting the physician.
Maintenance Folic acid levels
FOLIC ACID is must for human bodies and after the clinical dosage is over patients must continue the maintenance dose for some time.
- Infants: For infants administer a daily dosage of 0.1 mg.
- Children less than 4 years: For children administer a dosage of 0.3 mg.
- Children more than 4 years:
- For children administer a dosage of 0.4 mg.
- For pregnant or lactating mothers: 8 mg
Folvite Side Effects
Although the drug does not seem to have caused any serious side effects Allergic sensitization must be taken care in case of oral and parenteral use of folic acid. Rashes, Redness, tongue inflammation are few of allergic side effects.
Warnings about Folvite Tablet
Folic acid if consumed more than 0.1 mg daily may cover up the symptoms of pernicious anemia. Conditions that cause deficiencies in folate levels include poor diet, pregnancy, alcoholism, liver disease, certain stomach/intestinal problems, or kidney dialysis.
The Folvite tablet is also advisable as a cautionary measure to the patients with long history of any infections, liver problems or any seizure disorders. Even hypersensitivity can cause some mild reactions.
Various studies suggest that consumption of Folic Acid (Folvite compound) by pregnant women can reduce their chances to give birth or causes birth defects.
- Keep away from children reach.
- Store at a temperature less than 25 degrees.
- Do not freeze or refrigerate.
- Do not keep near damp areas.
- If expired do not consume and ask your pharmacist how to dispose them off.
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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.