Why appoint "Folacin" during pregnancy

Folic acid is needed by the body for normal growth of cells.This substance is involved in the conversion of red blood cells from megaloblasts in normoblasts, as well as in the processes of cell regeneration, DNA synthesis and other biologically active substances.

During pregnancy, folic acid is required for the normal development of the nervous system of the fetus, for the prevention of stillbirth, miscarriage, preventing the risk of malformations (anencephaly, hydrocephalus, encephalocele, congenital malformations), delayed mental and physical development.This substance prevents spinal pathologies pillars of the circulatory system defects, defects "harelip" and "cleft palate".Folic acid is required for the formation of the placenta, fetal growth, transmission of heredita
ry characteristics.

Reception "folacin" during pregnancy prevents the development of a lack of folic acid in the body, the appearance of megaloblastic anemia, toxicity, depression, is a means of prevention of neural tube defects in the fetus.The drug is prescribed to pregnant women in the event of long-term treatment with folic acid antagonists (a combination of "SMZ" and "TMP", "Methotrexate"), anticonvulsants ("primidone", "Phenytoin," "Phenobarbital").

Other indications for reception "folacin" are: treatment and prevention of lack of folic acid in a defective or unbalanced diet, treatment and prevention of anemia during folic acid deficiency.The drug is prescribed for hyperchromic macrocytic anemia, leukopenia and anemia caused by taking certain medications or ionizing radiation.

How to take "FolacinĀ»

the treatment or prevention of deficiency of folic acid administered different dosages "folacin".In order to prevent the appearance of fetal neural tube defects by taking 2.5 mg a day for 4 weeks prior to pregnancy.Reception "folacin" is continued for the 1st trimester of pregnancy at the same dose.When megaloblastic anemia daily dose may be 5mg.

appointment and possible higher doses in the presence of chronic infectious diseases or in case of receiving anticonvulsants.The drug is taken after a meal."Folacin" is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the components of pernicious anemia, malignancy, cobalamin deficiency.By the side effects of the drug include: allergic reaction (itching, skin rash, erythema, bronchospasm), anorexia, bitter taste in the mouth, bloating, nausea.