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Folic acid
Essential medicine status
General description
Folic acid or B9 vitamin is used to prevent and treat folic acid deficiency anaemia.
INN
Folic acid
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Folate deficiency anaemia
Added in 2015 (TRS 994) for Spina bifida
Added in 2015 (TRS 994) for Cephalocele
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Antianaemia medicines
  • Oral > Solid: 1 mg tablet; 5 mg tablet
  • Oral > Solid: 400 µg