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B BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS
B03 ANTIANEMIC PREPARATIONS
B03B VITAMIN B12 AND FOLIC ACID
B03BB Folic acid and derivatives

Folic acid and derivatives in combination with other substances are classified in this group at separate 5th levels using the corresponding 50-series, if folic acid deficiency is the main indication. Folinates, used as antidotes, are classified in V03A. Combinations with iron, see B03AD and B03AE.

Combinations with vitamin B12 are classified in B03BA.

The DDD for oral folic acid is based on prophylactic use and the parenteral DDD is based on treatment.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    B03BB01  folic acid 0.4 mg prophylactic dose
    10 mg therapeutic dose

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Last updated: 2013-12-19