Folic acid

Points clés

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • Folic acid should NOT be used as a replacement for leucovorin calcium (folinic acid) in the treatment of dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor intoxication such as methotrexate.
  • Folic acid CAN be used as a replacement for leucovorin calcium (folinic acid) in the treatment of methanol intoxication.
  • Folic acid and leucovorin calcium accelerate the conversion of formates (toxic) to non-toxic metabolites (carbon dioxide and water) obtained from methanol metabolism.

Dernière mise à jour: 01-01-1970