Each tablet contains:Folic Acid 5 mg.
VITAFOL appears to be the treatment of choice in
megaloblastic anaemias such as those of postgastrectomy or
other gastrointestinal surgery, sprue, ideopathic
steatorrhea, pregnancy, infancy, and nutritional deficiency.
It is therapeutically effective in various megaloblastic
macrocytic anaemias , except that in pernicious anaemia it
corrects only the anaemia but does not prevent or
alleviate the neurological deterioration that may accompany
Folic acid usually cannot maintain the favourable
hematologic response in pernicious anaemia unless vitamin
B12 is given simultaneously.
- The usual range of dose of VITAFOL is 1-3 tablets or as
directed by the physician.
- Megaloblastic anaemia :
It is recommended that VITAFOL is given by mouth in an
Initial dosage of 10 to 20 mg daily for 14 days.
- Children may be given 5 to 15 mg daily according to the
severity of the deficiency state.
Vitafol is available in the following pack size:
VITAFOL - Folic acid - 5mg - 100 tablets.