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    Ferosoft Fa Tablets 20S (Pack Size 2 X 10S)

    Rs. 155.20

    Rs. 163.35




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     Folic Acid , Iron Hydroxide Poly Maltose Complex

    Used For


    How it works

    In order to be bound to transferrin and ferritin, iron supplements must necessarily be in a Fe+3) level of oxidation. Iron is transported to the bone marrow as ferric ion (Fe+3) bound to transferrin and is reduced to theferrous form (Fe+2) for its release in the erythroid progenitor cells and is finally transferred to the protoporphyrin for the synthesis of hemoglobin.Folic acid is required for nucleoprotein synthesis and maintenance of normal erythropoiesis; precursor of tetrahydrofolic acid, which is necessary for transformylation reactions in the biosynthesis of purines and thymidylates of nucleic acids.



     Folic Acid , Iron Hydroxide Poly Maltose Complex

    Side Effects

    The side effects reported are occasional gastrointestinal irritation such as sensation of repletion, epigastric pain, nausea, constipation and diarrhea. There may be a dark coloration or black stools which is of no clinical significance. It does not cause teeth staining.

    Drug Interactions

    Phenytoin , Sulfasalazine.


    Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex + Folic acid are indicated for: - The treatment of latent iron deficiency. - Manifest iron deficiency. - Prophylactic therapy of iron and folic acid deficiency before during and after pregnancy (during lactation).

    When not to Use

    Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex + Folic acid are contraindicated in patients:- Who show hypersensitivity to iron.- Receiving repeated blood transfusions.- With iron overload (e.g. hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis).- Who have disturbances in iron utilization (e.g. thalassemia, sidero-achrestic anemia, lead anemia).- Who have anemia not caused by iron deficiency (e.g. hemolytic anemia or megaloblastic anaemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency)



    In cases of anemia due to infections or malignancy, the substituted iron is stored in the reticulo-endithelial system, from which it is mobilized and utilized only after curing the primary disease.


    Warning 1

    Since the iron is complex bound, ionic interactions with food components (phytin, oxalates, tannin etc.) and concomitant administration of drugs (tetracyclines, antacids) are unlikely to occur.

    Warning 2

    During pregnancy and lactation Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex + Folic acid should be used only if clearly required after consultation with the physician.

    Warning 3

    In case of overdosage, initially epigastric pain, diarrhea and vomiting can occur and may include metabolic acidosis, convulsions and coma after apparent recovery.


    Pregnancy category

    Always consult your physician before using any medicine.

    Storage (YES/NO)

    Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.

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