Folic Acid Deficiency Medication

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to eliminate the vitamin deficiency, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications.

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Vitamins

Class Summary

These agents are essential for normal DNA synthesis and for the formation of a number of coenzymes in many metabolic systems.

Folic acid (Folvite)

Folic acid is a cofactor for enzymes involved in the production of red blood cells. It replenishes depleted folate stores consumed during chronic hemolysis.

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