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Composition for FEROCAD

Ferrous Ascorbate(NA),Folic Acid(NA)

food interaction for FEROCAD

alcohol interaction for FEROCAD

pregnancy interaction for FEROCAD

lactation interaction for FEROCAD

Avoid Ferocad injection with grapefruit juice.
Ferocad injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Ferocad injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ferrous Ascorbate(NA)


Ferrous ascorbate is used to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia (low levels of hemoglobin in blood) that may occur due to inadequate diet, pregnancy, excessive bleeding or other medical conditions.

How it works

Ferrous ascorbate belongs to the class of medicines called antianemics and is an oral iron supplement. It is a synthetic form of iron (ferrous) and along with ascorbic acid (ascorbate), that helps increase the absorption of iron in the small intestine, it raises iron levels in blood which is essential for red blood cell or hemoglobin production.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Black/dark colored stools, Constipation, Heartburn
Folic Acid(NA)


Folic acid is used for the treatment of: anemia due to folic acid deficiency caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased requirement of folate in the body (as in pregnancy). For prevention of: folate deficiency caused by some medicines and folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis.

How it works

Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.

Common side effects

Shortness of breath, Itching, Rash, Skin redness


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Expert advice for FEROCAD

  • Take ferrous ascorbate with meals to reduce gastric discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor about any medications you may be receiving for treating infections (antibiotics).
  • Tell your doctor if you have ulcerations in stomach or intestine (peptic ulcer) or long-term inflammation of the intestine (regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis).
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in stools, black stools, vomiting of blood, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, high blood sugar levels, dehydration, drowsiness, pale appearance, and bluish discoloration of skin, lack of vigor or fits.
  • Consult your doctor regarding use of ferrous ascorbate in children.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to iron supplements or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with disorders of excessive iron accumulation in the body (hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis), low hemoglobin in blood due to increased destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) or inability to produce red blood cells (red cell aplasia).


Content on this page was last updated on 06 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)