Megafol is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) folic acid. On this page you will find out more about Megafol, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: folic acid
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Megafol 500 microgram uncoated tablet, 100
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What this medicine is for
Treatment of megaloblastic anaemia due to a deficiency of folic acid; prophylaxis during pregnancy and lactation.
Table of characteristics
6.5 mm, normal convex, yellow tablet with scoreline on one side and blank on the other.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1000: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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