Generic Name(s): Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine
Drug Class: Vitamins and Mineral supplements
Treats: Vitamin deficiency, prenatal care
Folnate is a multivitamin preparation used in patients who have a deficiency in one or more vitamins. The medicine is composed of three vitamins: vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid. It is taken by mouth and may be administered with or without food. Common side effects of Folnate include nausea, abdominal discomfort and drowsiness.
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Folnate is a multivitamin preparation and is therefore used in treating patients who are deficient in certain vitamins - most notably vitamins B6, B12 and folate. As a result, the medicine is commonly recommended for pregnant patients who may become deficient in folate over the course of their pregnancy. Folate is a vital component in the cell division process and a lack of folate can cause developmental challenges in the developing fetus. Folnate may also be used for patients with other deficiencies, and this will be determined by your prescriber.
- Vitamin Deficiency
- Folic Acid Deficiency
Folnate, as with any other medicine, does not follow any fixed dosage. There are, of course, recommended dosage regimens, but these regimens have exceptions. Patients may present with complicating factors such as age, co-administration of other medicines, and the presence of disease. Dosage may change at the discretion of the prescriber. You may take Folnate with or without food. If you experience any stomach upset, take Folnate with food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Below you will find a typical dosage of Folnate.
- One tablet to be taken once daily.
Folnate Side Effects
Folnate is associated with several common side effects, many of which can be found listed below. Patients must be aware that not all patients experience side effects with this medicine, and very few experiencing serious effects. Patients who do experience severe side effects are advised to discontinue the medicine and seek professional advice from your doctor or pharmacist. Below you will find side effects associated with Folnate. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
Common side effects include:
- Upset Stomach
Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Allergic Reaction
Folnate is associated with numerous drug interactions, many of which can be found listed below. Patients must be aware that this is not intended to be a complete list. Patients should inform their doctor of all medicines they are currently taking, including herbal remedies and supplements, as these too may interact with this medicine. Drug interactions may cause more severe side effects or change the way your medication works. Drugs that interact with Folnate include the following. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- Vitamin Supplements
- Nutritional Supplements