Folic acid

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Folic acid is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Folic acid

Folic acid in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Folic acid in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "a substance (lamotrigine) was synthesised with a structure resembling that of folic acid"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 209
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 209.
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Synonymns for Folic acid

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Folic acid

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Folic acid in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Laura Kirkpatrick, Amy Collins, Yoshimi Sogawa, Mehret Birru Talabi, Elizabeth Harrison, Traci M Kazmerski
Sexual and reproductive healthcare for adolescent and young adult women with epilepsy: A qualitative study of pediatric neurologists and epileptologists.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 104(Pt A);106911
[PubMed:31986439] [] [DOI] (I a)

Glorien Jemissair Lemahafaka, Sonia Maminirina Fenomanana, Alain Djacoba Tehindrazanarivelo
[Epilepsy and reproductive health: challenges and prospects]. [Epilepsie et santé de la reproduction: enjeux et perspectives.]
Pan Afr Med J: 2019, 34;81
[PubMed:31934224] [] [DOI] (I e)

Jitupam Baishya, Manna Jose, Reshma A S, Prabhakaran Sankara Sarma, Sanjeev V Thomas
Do women with epilepsy benefit from epilepsy specific pre-conception care?
Epilepsy Res.: 2020, 160;106260
[PubMed:31901787] [] [DOI] (I p)

Lauren Harris, Olivia Lowes, Heather Angus-Leppan
Treatment decisions in women of childbearing age on valproate.
Acta Neurol. Scand.: 2019;
[PubMed:31883101] [] [DOI] (I a)

Ravish R Keni, Manna Jose, Reshma A S, Jitupam Baishya, Prabhakaran Sankara Sarma, Sanjeev V Thomas
Anti-epileptic drug and folic acid usage during pregnancy, seizure and malformation outcomes: Changes over two decades in the Kerala Registry of Epilepsy and Pregnancy.
Epilepsy Res.: 2020, 159;106250
[PubMed:31855827] [] [DOI] (I p)



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