Folacin-800 Overdose

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What happens if I overdose Folacin-800?

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Folacin-800 capsules:

Store Folacin-800 capsules at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Folacin-800 capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Overdose of Folacin-800 in details


If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: mental/mood changes.


Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as complete blood count, folate blood level, vitamin B-12 blood level) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress. Consult your doctor for more details.

Folate is naturally found in leafy green vegetables, organ meats (liver, kidney), citrus fruits, and other foods. Folacin-800 is added to enriched grain products such as bread, pasta, and cereal. Consult your doctor or dietician for a diet plan rich in folate/Folacin-800.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

What should I avoid while taking Folacin-800?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Folacin-800 warnings


Use Folacin-800 IVAX with caution in patients with bronchial asthma, COPD, bronchitis, decompensated heart failure, diabetes, renal and / or liver failure, hyperthyroidism, depression, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, occlusive peripheral vascular disease, pregnancy, lactation, elderly patients, children (efficacy and safety are not defined).

During the period of treatment it may been exacerbation of psoriasis.

When pheochromocytoma propranolol can be applied only after taking alpha-blockers.

After a lengthy course of treatment Folacin-800 IVAX should be lifted gradually, under medical supervision.

During treatment with this drug it should be avoided in the intravenous administration of verapamil, diltiazem.

A few days before the anesthesia it is necessary to stop taking propranolol or find a means of anesthesia with minimal negative inotropic effects.

Patients whose work requires more attention, the application of this medication outpatients should be addressed only after the evaluation of individual patient response.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Folacin-800?

Some medical conditions may interact with Folacin-800 capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Folacin-800 capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Folacin-800 capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Folacin-800 precautions



Folacin-800 in doses above 0.1 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurologic manifestations remain progressive.

There is a potential danger in administering Folacin-800 to patients with undiagnosed anemia, since Folacin-800 may obscure the diagnosis of pernicious anemia by alleviating the hematologic manifestations of the disease while allowing the neurologic complications to progress. This may result in severe nervous system damage before the correct diagnosis is made. Adequate doses of vitamin B12 may prevent, halt, or improve the neurologic changes caused by pernicious anemia.

Drug Interactions

There is evidence that the anticonvulsant action of phenytoin is antagonized by Folacin-800. A patient whose epilepsy is completely controlled by phenytoin may require increased doses to prevent convulsions if Folacin-800 is given.

Folic deficiency may result from increased loss of folate, as in renal dialysis and/or interference with metabolism (e.g., Folacin-800 antagonists such as methotrexate); the administration of anticonvulsants, such as diphenylhydantoin, primidone, and barbiturates; alcohol consumption and, especially, alcoholic cirrhosis; and the administration of pyrimethamine and nitrofurantoin.

False low serum and red cell folate levels may occur if the patient has been taking antibiotics, such as tetracycline, which suppress the growth of Lactobacillus casei.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic potential and studies to evaluate the mutagenic potential or effect on fertility have not been conducted.


Teratogenic Effects

Pregnancy Category A

Folacin-800 is usually indicated in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias of pregnancy. Folacin-800 requirements are markedly increased during pregnancy, and deficiency will result in fetal damage.

Studies in pregnant women have not shown that Folacin-800 increases the risk of fetal abnormalities if administered during pregnancy. If the drug is used during pregnancy, the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. Because studies cannot rule out the possibility of harm, however, Folacin-800 should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

Folacin-800 is excreted in the milk of lactating mothers. During lactation, Folacin-800 requirements are markedly increased; however, amounts present in human milk are adequate to fulfill infant requirements, although supplementation may be needed in lowbirth-weight infants, in those who are breast-fed by mothers with folic deficiency (50 mcg daily), or in those with infections or prolonged diarrhea.

What happens if I miss a dose of Folacin-800?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


  1. DailyMed. "ASCORBIC ACID; BIOTIN; CYANOCOBALAMIN; DEXPANTHENOL; ERGOCALCIFEROL; FOLIC ACID; NIACINAMIDE; PHYTONADIONE; PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE; RIBOFLAVIN 5'-PHOSPHATE SODIUM; THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE; VITAMIN A; VITAMIN E: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "folic acid". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Vitamin B Complex". (accessed September 17, 2018).


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