Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin.It is introduced into the body through food,absorbed in the intestine and stored in the liver.It plays a fundamental role for the proper functioning of red and white blood cells and for the metabolism of amino acids and nucleotides.
Folic Acid is used to treat or prevent deficiencies of Folic Acid itself, which can be risky both during pregnancy and in other moments of life.
During pregnancy, the lack of folic acid can in fact alter the good development of the nervous system of the fetus . In addition, it can also cause anemia.
What is Folic Acid?
Folic Acid works by integrating the lack of this same molecule.
How do you take Folic Acid?
Folic Acid is taken by mouth , in the form of a pill to be taken usually once a day.
Side effects of folic acid
It is essential to notify a doctor immediately if taking Folic Acid causes:
- skin rash
- breathing problems
- feeling of tightness or chest pain
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Folic Acid
Before taking Folic Acid it is essential to warn your doctor:
- of possible allergies to the active ingredient, to its excipients, to any other medicine, to foods or other substances of the drugs, phytotherapics and supplements taken, specifically phenytoin and vitamins;
- the pathologies and health ailments you suffer from (or have suffered from);
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
During therapy, the doctor may indicate certain food precautions, for example increasing the consumption of liver, fruit and vegetables with fresh green leaves .