Metobal Q1 contains Folic acid. Metobal Q1 uses:

Prophylaxis of megaloblastic anaemia in pregnancy, Supplement for women of child-bearing potential, Folate-deficient megaloblastic anaemia, Prophylaxis of neural tube defect in pregnancy

Brand Name: Metobal Q1
Generic: Folic acid
Weight: 5.0 Mg
Type: Tablet
Therapeutic Class: Drugs for Megaloblastic Anemia, Vitamin-B preparations
Price: 131.75
Last Updated: 2020-11-19 18:15:00


Metobal Q1 contains Folic acid 5.0 Mg. Metobal Q1 doses

Supplement for women of child-bearing potential: 0.4 mg daily.

Folate-deficient megaloblastic anaemia: 5 mg daily for 4 mth, up to 15 mg daily in malabsorption states. Continued dosing at 5 mg every 1-7 days may be needed in chronic haemolytic states, depending on the diet and rate of haemolysis.

Prophylaxis of neural tube defect in pregnancy: 4 or 5 mg daily starting before pregnancy and continued through the 1st trimester.

Prophylaxis of megaloblastic anaemia in pregnancy: 0.2-0.5 mg daily.

May be taken with or without food.

Side Effects

GI disturbances, hypersensitivity reactions; bronchospasm.


Metobal Q1 is essential for the production of certain coenzymes in many metabolic systems such as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. It is also essential in the synthesis and maintenance of nucleoprotein in erythropoesis. It also promotes WBC and platelet production in folate-deficiency anaemia.


Treatment resistance may occur in patients with depressed haematopoiesis, alcoholism, deficiencies of other vitamins. Neonates.


Antiepileptics, oral contraceptives, anti-TB drugs, alcohol, aminopterin, methotrexate, pyrimethamine, trimethoprim and sulphonamides may result to decrease in serum folate contrations. Decreases serum phenytoin concentrations.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy Category A. Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).


Undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia; pernicious, aplastic or normocytic anaemias.

Special Warning


Acute Overdose


Interaction with other Medicine


Storage Condition

Store at 15-30° C.

Metobal Q1 Tablet price in India 131.75