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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Yao-Yao Zhang, Chang-Geng Song, Xuan Wang, Yong-Li Jiang, Jing-Jing Zhao, Fang Yuan, Xi-Ai Yang, Fang Yang, Wen Jiang
Clinical characteristics and fetal outcomes in women with epilepsy with planned and unplanned pregnancy: A retrospective study.
Seizure: 2020, 79;97-102
[PubMed:32460217] [] [DOI] (I a)

Rebecca Spiegel, Heidy Merius
Principles of Epilepsy Management for Women in Their Reproductive Years.
Front Neurol: 2020, 11;322
[PubMed:32411084] [] [DOI] (P e)

Edward H Reynolds, Ralph Green
Valproate and folate: Congenital and developmental risks.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 108;107068
[PubMed:32375098] [] [DOI] (I a)

Eman Refaat Youness, Mones M Abu Shady, Ali Abd Elaziz, Esam Galal, Mohamed El-Sonbaty, Marwa M El-Sonbaty, Mahmoud M Masoud, Walaa Alshasrany Abu Elhamd
Association of folic acid, vitamin B12, and intelligence scores in epileptic children.
Appl Neuropsychol Child: 2020;1-5
[PubMed:32356452] [] [DOI] (I a)

Elena Vladimirovna Reznik, Ekaterina Sergeevna Shcherbakova, Svetlana Vasilievna Borisovskaya, Yurij Valerevich Gavrilov, Tatyana Mikhailovna Pajeva, Sergey Vladislavovich Lepkov, Aleksej Borisovich Mironkov, Eliso Murmanovna Dzhobava, Igor Gennadievich Nikitin
ST-elevation myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, and cerebral ischemic stroke in a patient with critically low levels of natural anticoagulants.
J Cardiol Cases: 2020, 21(3);106-109
[PubMed:32153685] [] [DOI] (I e)



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