Folic acid

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Scientific Name: Folic acid
Brand Name: Animi-3 With Vitamin D, Citranatal B-calm Kit, Citranatal Harmony, Concept Ob, EnBrace HR, EnLyte, Ferralet 90, Folbic, Foltabs, Hematogen, Infuvite, Infuvite Pediatric, Irospan 24/6 Kit, Magnebind 400 Rx, Mvc-fluoride, Mvi Pediatric, Natafort, Nicomide, Pregvit, Tandem Plus, Vitafol-one
Company Owner: App pharmaceuticals llc, Ben venue laboratories inc, Wyeth pharmaceuticals inc, Barr laboratories inc, Cadista pharmaceuticals inc, Contract pharmacal corp, Everylife, Excellium pharmaceutical inc, Halsey drug co inc, Impax laboratories inc, Invagen pharmaceuticals inc, Ivax pharmaceuticals inc sub teva pharmaceuticals usa, Lannett co inc, Eli lilly and co, Mk laboratories inc, Mutual pharmaceutical co inc, Nexgen pharma inc, Pharmax group inc, Pharmeral inc, Pioneer pharmaceuticals inc, Purepac pharmaceutical co, Sandoz inc, Tablicaps inc, Udl laboratories inc, Usl pharma inc, Valeant pharmaceuticals international, Vangard laboratories inc div midway medical co, Vintage pharmaceuticals llc, Vintage pharmaceuticals inc, Watson laboratories, Watson laboratories inc, West ward pharmaceutical corp, Whiteworth towne paulsen inc, Mission pharmacal co
Mechanism Of Action Folic acid, as it is biochemically inactive, is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate by dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) . These folic acid congeners are transported across cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis where they are needed to maintain normal erythropoiesis, synthesize purine and thymidylate nucleic acids, interconvert amino acids, methylate tRNA, and generate and use formate. Using vitamin B12 as a cofactor, folic acid can normalize high homocysteine levels by remethylation of homocysteine to methionine via methionine synthetase.
Description of the Drug: Folic acid is a nutrient used to treat megaloblastic anemia and is found in many supplements.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00158