Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid (Feroheal XT) 100 mg + 1.5 mg tablet is a combination drug that contains ferrous fumarate and folic acid, vitamins that are used to treat or prevent iron and folic deficiency anemia during pregnancy. Iron and folic-deficiency anemia is a blood disorder in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells due to a lack of iron and folic acid.
Drug =Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid
Number of Pills Per Order = 10
Strength = 100 mg + 1.5 mg
Manufacturer = Healing Pharma
How To Take
Take Ferrous fumarate + Folic acid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine should be taken on empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It may be taken together with food or immediately after a meal to help relieve stomach discomfort. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Dosage of Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid (Feroheal XT) 100 mg + 1.5 mg
For adults, 1 tablet once a day or as advised by the doctor.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Overdose of Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid (Feroheal XT) 100 mg + 1.5 mg
Signs of overdose may include the following:
- Cardiovascular collapse may occur in severe cases
Seek medical help immediately.
People with the following medical conditions should not take Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid:
- Anemia other than those due to iron deficiency (e.g. megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
- Hemochromatosis and hemoglobinopathies
- Active peptic ulcer
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis
- Intestinal strictures and diverticulae
- Patients requiring repeated blood transfusion
Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid may have the following side effects:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
- Black stool
- Allergic reactions
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- Haemolytic anaemia (a type of anemia where red blood cells are destroyed)
- Hemochromatosis (a type of hereditary disorder in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over the years resulting to iron overload)
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- Antibiotics e.g. tetracycline, chloramphenicol, fluoroquinolones
- Medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders e.g. mycophenolate
- Medicines that contains salts of calcium, magnesium, and zinc
- Medicines for thyroid disease e.g. levothyroxine
- Medicine for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic acid.
This medicine should not be taken with antacids as antacids could reduce the effectiveness of this medicine. If you must take antacids, take between meals at least 2 hours after you have taken this medicine.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How Does Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid (Feroheal XT) 100 mg + 1.5 mg Work?
Ferrous Ascorbate is an iron compound that is used in the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia. It provides a high level of elemental iron with low incidence of gastric distress. Folic acid is a precursor of a large family of compounds which serve as coenzymes in carbon transfer reactions. These reactions are required for the synthesis of purine and pyrimidine bases, inter-conversion of glycine and serine, biosynthesis of methionine methyl groups and degradation of histidine. It also increases jejunal glycolytic enzymes and is involved in the desaturation and hydroxylation of long-chain fatty acids in the brain.
Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid is used to treat the following conditions:
- Prophylaxis of iron deficiency in pregnancy
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Patient with folate dependent tumours
- Erythropoietic protoporphyria
- History of peptic ulcer
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Avoid taking Ferrous fumarate + Folic acid with food such as tea, coffee, wholegrain cereals, eggs and milk.
- Ask your doctor about the types of food you should avoid.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Store between 15-30°C.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.