Folinic-Acid

 
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Without a Prescription

Folinic-Acid is prescribed to treat or prevent serious blood cell disorders:
- Anemia;
- Neutropenia;
- Thrombocytopenia;
caused by certain drugs folic acid antagonists:
- Trimethoprim;
- Pyrimethamine;
- Methotrexate;

Folinic-Acid is prescribed with a certain cancer drug (5-fluorouracil) to treat patients with colon cancer.

Folinic-Acid is prescribed to treat a certain type of anemia when folic acid cannot be taken by mouth.

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Folinic-Acid that suits you best.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Vomiting diarrhea or sores in the mouth or throat;
- Trouble breathing;
- Swelling of the lips face or tongue;
- Severe dizziness;
- Seizures;
- Rash;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Hives;
- Fainting;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Closing of the throat;
- Allergic reaction;
- Advertisement;

Contraindications

Folinic-Acid is contraindicated if you have:
- Vomiting or diarrhea;
- Pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
- Mouth sores (stomatitis or mucositis);
- Anemia caused by a deficiency in vitamin B12;
- A history of seizures or central nervous system problems that can increase the risk of seizures;

Drug Reactions

Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Ethotoin (Peganone);
- Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx);
- Phenobarbital (Luminal);
- Phenytoin (Dilantin Phenytek);
- Primidone (Mysoline);
Without Prescription (2017)