What is Folinic Acid?

Category: Supplements

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See also: FOLFIRI regimen Folic Acid

Folinic acid, also known as 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, is one active form in a group of vitamins known as folates. In contrast to folic acid, a synthetic form of folate, folinic acid is one of the forms of folate found naturally in foods.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Increase effect of another treatment 3 2
Anxious mood 2 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 1
Cerebral folate deficiency 1 1
Immune system weak 1 0
Liver impairment 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Folinic Acid

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Fatigue 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Folinic Acid

Dosage Patients
2 capsule(s) daily 1
1 three times daily 1
5 mg daily 1
100 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Folinic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Folinic Acid

Duration

Currently taking Folinic Acid

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Folinic Acid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Folinic Acid.