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Blackmores Folate Tablets

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Generic Name: Folic acid
Product Name: Blackmores Folate Tablets

Indication of Blackmores Folate Tablets

Blackmores Folate Tablets are a folic acid dietary supplement. It may reduce the risk of spina bifida if taken for 1 month before conception and during pregnancy.


Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.

Action of Blackmores Folate Tablets

Folate is an essential micronutrient involved in DNA synthesis, which means that without adequate levels of folate, cells cannot divide and replicate and growth is restricted. At times of increased cell growth (e.g. pregnancy), an individual’s folate requirement increases. Folate deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of neural tube defects in the infant.

Vitamins in pregnancyFor more information, see Vitamin and Mineral Requirements and Supplements During Pregnancy: Folate.

Dose advice of Blackmores Folate Tablets

Dose information

  • Blackmores Folate Tablets should be taken with food;
  • Adults: 1 tablet per day or as prescribed;
  • Children: Only as prescribed by a medical professional;
  • Do not exceed the stated dose as prescribed by your doctor.

Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.


Contraindications

Blackmores Folate Tablets should not be taken under certain circumstances. Do not take with other supplements containing folic acid, including Blackmores Concieve Well Gold, Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold and Blackmores I-Folic.

Precautions

Special consideration is needed before taking Blackmores Foalte Tablets under certain circumstances. Tell your doctor if you have had:


If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.

Pregnancy

Blackmores Folate Tablets are a Pregnancy Category A supplement. They may be taken by pregnant women and have not been observed to have any harmful effects on the foetus.

Children

Blackmores Folate Tablets should not be used by children under 12 years of age unless prescribed by a medical professional.

Schedule of Blackmores Folate Tablets

Unscheduled. Blackmores Folate Tablets is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.1

References

  1. Blackmores Folate [online]. St Leonards, NSW: MIMS Online; December 2010 [cited 20 December 2010]. Available from: URL link
  2. Nutrient reference values for Australia and New Zealand: Folate [online]. Canberra, ACT: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2005 [cited 22 August 2009]. Available from: URL link

 

Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 14 March, 2014
Reviewed On: 20 December, 2010


Created by: myVMC