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Iron folic Acid

Iron folic Acid

What Is Ferrous Sulfate Folic Acid?

Ferrous sulfate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes a part of your hemoglobin (HEEM o glo bin) and myoglobin (MY o glo bin). Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen.

Folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.

Ferrous sulfate and folic acid is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body).

Ferrous sulfate and folic acid may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Ferrous Sulfate Folic Acid Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • sore throat, trouble swallowing
  • severe stomach pain
  • blood in your stools

Diet

While you can take folic acid and iron together, it’s always best to obtain nutrients from food. Include plenty of foods that offer these nutrients. Beans, organ meat, lean red meat, legumes and dark leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. Almost any kind of green vegetable, such as Brussels sprouts and spinach, will supply an adequate amount of folic acid. Other sources of folic acid include orange juice, avocado, salmon, whole grains and root vegetables.

Interactions

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: certain antibiotics (e.g., penicillamine, chloramphenicol, quinolones such as ciprofloxacin/norfloxacin), bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), levodopa, methyldopa, thyroid replacement drugs (e.g., levothyroxine).

Uses

This medication is an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health.

How to use Iron-Folic Acid Tablet

Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How do I store and/or throw out Iron and Folic Acid?

Store at room temperature.

Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.

Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.

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