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Apo Folic Acid 5mg 500 Tablets

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Style number: 304131

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Vitamins and Herbs:
Vitamind B
Apo Folic Acid 5mg 500 Tablets


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    Folic acid is a member of the vitamin B group.

    Folic acid is reduced to a number of compounds including tetrahydrofolic acid in the body. In the reduced form it is a coenzyme acting as an acceptor of one-carbon units. It is required for the synthesis of purine and pyrimidine bases, for the metabolism of amino acids such as serine-glycine interconversion, methionine methyl group biosynthesis and the degradation of histidine.

    It is involved in the maturation of all rapidly proliferating tissues particularly those of bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract. Folate deficiency leads to megaloblastic anaemia.

    A number of recent trials have also shown that administration of folic acid in the early stages of pregnancy can reduce the incidence of spina bifida by up to two thirds.


  • It is recommended that women considering pregnancy take 0.8mg folic acid daily from four weeks before conception to three months after.
  • Warnings

  • Megaloblastic anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency should not be treated with folic acid as the neurological defects of vitamin B12 deficiency will not be alleviated, and may become irreversible.
  • Caution is advised in patients who may have folate
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    Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects please consult your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.