Folnew Capsule 10'S


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What is FOLNEW?

  • FOLNEW contains an active ingredient called folic acid
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What FOLNEW is used for?

It is used to treat,

  • folate deficiency anaemia caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food
  • prevent babies born with neural tube defects such as spina bifida
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to FOLNEW or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have pernicious anaemia (a form of anaemia caused by lack of vitamin B12) or another condition caused by vitamin B12 deficiency
  • have a malignant disease
  • have a folate dependent tumour
  • have any disease that reduces the amount of vitamin B12 in the body
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • The dosage will be adjusted by the doctor according to the child’s age or weight
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  • FOLNEW doesn’t have any effect on driving and using machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy
  • chloramphenicol and co-trimoxazole used to treat infections
  • sulfasalazine used to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis
  • methotrexate used to treat Crohn’s disease, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Swallow this medicine with a glass of water

For Adults and elderly

  • To treat folate deficiency anaemia - 5mg a day for 4 months, which may be increased up to a maximum of 15mg a day
  • To prevent neural tube defects in babies, where women are at risk of having an affected child - 5mg a day started before conception and continued throughout the first three months
  • To treat folate deficiency during pregnancy - 5mg a day continued to birth

For Children

  • To treat folate deficiency anaemia - Children 1-18 years old 5mg a day for 4 months
  • The maintenance dose is 5mg every 1-7 days

If you take more FOLNEW

  • If you have accidentally taken more than the prescribed dose, contact your doctor or nearest casuality

If you forget to take FOLNEW

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking FOLNEW

  • Do not stop FOLNEW until your doctor tell you to do so
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

  • allergic reactions such as itchy/red skin, rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat or difficulty breathing or swallowing, shock (cold sweaty skin, weak pulse, dry mouth, dilated pupils)
  • loss of appetite, feeling sick, a bloated feeling, flatulence
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STORAGE

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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