OSFOL-5 Tablet

Each tablet contains

Folic Acid - 5mg


Birth defects occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy. So it's important to have folic acid in system during those early stages when baby's brain and spinal cord are developing. The body needs folic acid to make normal red blood cells and prevent a type of anemia. Folic acid is also essential for the production, repair, and functioning of DNA, our genetic map and a basic building block of cells. So getting enough folic acid is particularly important for the rapid cell growth of the placenta and developing baby.

Folic acid is a member of the vitamin B group. It is reduced in the body totetrahydrofolate, which is a coenzyme for various metabolic processes. Body stores of folic acid in healthy persons have been reported as being between 5-10 mg, and maybe much higher. About 150-200 g of folic acid a day is considered a suitable average intake for all healthy persons except women of childbearing potential and pregnant women who require additional folic acid to protect against neural tube defects in their offspring.


  • Folic acid supplement taken before conception and during the early weeks of pregnancy has been shown to prevent fetal neural tube defect. Women hoping to conceive and who have had an affected child are advised to take folic acid 5 mg per day.
  • Folic acid supplementation is needed in premature infants because they miss the build-up of folic acid stores that normally occurs in the last few weeks of pregnancy


As directed by the Physician


Some cancers are folic acid dependent and it should be used in malignant disease only where there is confirmed folate deficiency anemia


Folic acid is generally well tolerated. Gastrointestinal disturbances and hypersensitivity reactions have been reported rarely with folic acid. It may precipitate status epilepticus.


Osfol-5 Tablets are available in 20X15s Blister packing.