Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) is a necessary vitamin for strong blood, and the lack of Folic Acid may lead to Anemia. Additionally, there are some conditions that may increase your need for folic acid, including: Alcoholism; Anemia; continuing Diarrhea; prolonged Fever; Hemodialysis; prolonged Illness; Intestinal diseases; Liver disease; continuing Stress; or the Surgical removal of the stomach. Also, infants smaller than normal, breast-fed infants, or those receiving unfortified formulas (such as evaporated milk or goat's milk) may need additional folic acid.
Some studies have found that folic acid taken by women before they become pregnant and during early pregnancy may reduce the chances of Neural Tube Defects in unborn children.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, don’t worry. It takes a long time for your body to become low on vitamins. Either take the dose as soon as you remember, or resume your regular dosage the next day.
Talk with your health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: fever; general weakness or discomfort; reddened skin; shortness of breath; skin rash or itching; tightness in chest; troubled breathing; or wheezing.
Each round coated peach colored tablet contains folacin (folic acid USP) 2.5 mg, cyanocobalamin USP (B12) 1 mg, and pyridoxine HCl USP (B6) 25 mg. FOLTX tablets do not contain sugar, lactose or dye. Folacin (folic acid) is yellowish-orange crystal. The chemical name is N-[4[[(2-Amino-1,4-dihydro- 4-oxo-6-ptendinyl) methyl]-amino]benzoyl]-L- glutamic acid. Its empirical formula is C19H19N7O6. Cyanocobalamin appears as dark red crystals or crystalline red powder. The chemical name is 5,6-dimethyl-benzimidazolyl cyanocobamide. Its empirical formula is C63H89CoN13O15P. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is a colorless or white crystal or a white crystalline powder. It is stable in air and is slowly affected by sunlight. The chemical name is 2-methly-3-hydroxy-4,5-bis (hydroxymethyl) pyridine hydrochloride. Its empirical formula is C8H11NO3.
Folic Acid has the following structural formula: