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9.1.2 Drugs used in megaloblastic anaemias

NICE PH11: Maternal and child nutrition

Folic acid has few indications for long-term therapy since most causes of folate deficiency are self-limiting or will yield to a short course of treatment. It should not be used in undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia unless vitamin B12 is administered concurrently otherwise neuropathy may be precipitated.

Pack
28 tablet
Pack
30 tablet
Pack
150 ml
Pack
10 ampoule
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status