Treatment for a folic acid overdose (if necessary) will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, if an overdose caused seizures, then supportive treatment would include medications to control the seizures.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on folic acid.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed January 25, 2008.
National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary supplement fact sheet: folate (8/22/2005). NIH Web site. Available at: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/folate.asp. Accessed January 25, 2008.
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