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ATC codes: B03BB01
EMLc
Indication
Folate deficiency anaemia ICD11 code: 3A02.Z
INN
Folic acid
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 1 mg tablet ; 5 mg tablet
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1991 (TRS 825)
Changed in 2003 (TRS 920)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee accepted the public health need for supplementation with folic acid in children. Therefore, the Subcommittee agreed to endorse folic acid as an essential medicine for children. Appropriate formulations of folic acid need to be included to cover the needs of neonates to adolescents. They should have appropriate excipients for children.