Folate Deficiency Medication

Updated: Jul 20, 2022
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

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



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.