Folic Acid is a form of vitamin B, which is important for many metabolic processes such as the synthesis of DNA. Deficiency may occur due to malnutrition, malabsorption, pregnancy, excessive loss of Folic Acid, or as a result of the use of drugs that interfere with Folic Acid. Folic Acid can be used in the treatment and prevention of the above conditions to increase Folic Acid levels. Other uses of Folic Acid include folate-deficient megaloblastic anemia, prevention of neural tube defects, and prevention of Methotrexate (a medicine that reduces Folic Acid level) side effects.
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