Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Hematopoietic

FA-8

(folic acid)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Hematopoietic
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4.66folic acid

Makes healthy blood cells.

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Our bottom line

FA-8 (folic acid) is the only way to treat folate or folic acid deficiency, and is easily accessible over the counter.

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Upsides

  • Taking FA-8 (folic acid) before and during pregnancy decreases the risk of defects in the neural tube, which forms the spinal cord in the baby. Doses are usually higher than the recommended daily allowance (RDA).
  • Many foods have added FA-8 (folic acid) to help decrease the risk of neural tube defects.
  • Most strengths of FA-8 (folic acid) are available over the counter and are very cheap.
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Downsides

  • Higher doses can cause more side effects, such as stomach upset, nausea, loss of appetite, or bad taste in your mouth.
  • FA-8 (folic acid) doesn’t work by itself if you have certain types of anemia. You may need a blood test to make sure you’re not lacking in other vitamins.
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How it works

FA-8 (folic acid) is a vitamin that's required in the body in order to make different blood cells and maintain good health.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection

What to expect when you take FA-8 (folic acid) for Folic acid deficiency anemia

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Side effect rates for FA-8 (folic acid)

Risks and Warnings for FA-8 (folic acid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sensitivity to FA-8 (folic acid)

    Rarely, FA-8 (folic acid) has been reported to cause allergic reactions, which can range from skin rash to difficulty breathing. Call your doctor and get medical care right away.

Common concerns from people taking FA-8 (folic acid)

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Interactions
  • FA-8 (folic acid) can interact with certain seizure/epilepsy medicines, which can mean needing a higher dose of the seizure medicines than what you normally take. Talk to your doctor first before taking FA-8 (folic acid) if you take medicine for seizures/epilepsy.
Food
  • Many foods have added FA-8 (folic acid) to help decrease the risk of neural tube defects.