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By Medicover Hospitals / 16 Feb 2021
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What is Ferrous Ascorbate?

  • Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid is a combination of two dietary supplements that replenish the body's reserves of essential nutrients: Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid. Folic acid plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells in the body that contain oxygen. It is also important in pregnancy because of its role in the brain and spinal cord development of the unborn baby. In various biochemical reactions in our body, Ferrous Ascorbate acts as a catalyst, stimulates the transport and use of oxygen, and helps in cell growth and proliferation. This increases red blood cell production and hemoglobin production.
    1. Ferrous Ascorbate Uses
    2. Ferrous Ascorbate Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Storage
    6. Ferrous Ascorbate vs Ferrous Fumarate
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Ferrous Ascorbate Uses:

  • Ferrous Ascorbate medicine is an iron supplement that is used to treat or avoid low iron levels in the blood. The absorption of iron from the stomach is increased by ascorbic acid (vitamin C). For the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia, ferrous ascorbate is used when the amount of iron taken from the diet is not adequate. It is also used for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney failure. This drug is only used to treat iron deficiency-related hemoglobin disorders.
  • Ferrous Ascorbate Side Effects:

  • Some of the major and common side effects of Ferrous Ascorbate are:
    • Metallic taste
    • Black or tarry stools
    • Constipation
    • Heart Burn
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Upset stomach
  • If you have any of these serious symptoms immediately contact your doctor for further assistance. In any case, due to Ferrous Ascorbate if you get any kind of reactions in your body try avoiding it. A doctor advised you to take the medicines by seeing your problems and the benefits of this medicine are greater than the side effects.
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Ferrous Ascorbate talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before taking Ferrous Ascorbate talk with your doctor if you are having any serious medical conditions such as:
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Stomach or intestinal problems
    • Ulcers
    • Kidney problems

    How to take Ferrous Ascorbate?

  • This drug is best taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals on an empty stomach. If you have a disturbed stomach, you should take this drug with food. Before or after this drug, stop taking antacids, dairy products, tea, or coffee within 2 hours, as they can reduce their efficacy. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, take it with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 millilitres). After taking this drug, do not lay down for at least 10 minutes. If you are taking the liquid form of this drug, use a special measuring device/spoon to measure the dosage carefully.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Missing one or two-dose of Ferrous Ascorbate won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed FerrousAscorbate tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Interactions:

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all prescription and nonprescription/herbal drugs you can use before taking this drug, including some anti-seizure medicines (e.g., phenytoin), chloramphenicol, methyldopa. This product can reduce the absorption of other medicinal products, such as bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), levodopa, penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), thyroid medicinal products (e.g., levothyroxine), and tetracycline antibiotics (for example, doxycycline, minocycline).
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Before taking Ferrous Ascorbate consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Ferrous Ascorbate rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Ferrous Ascorbate.
  • Ferrous Ascorbate vs Ferrous Fumarate:

    Ferrous Ascorbate
    Ferrous Fumarate
    Ferrous Ascorbate + Folic Acid is a combination of two dietary supplements that replenish the body's reserves of essential nutrients: Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid. Ferrous fumarate is a drug that is used for iron deficiency anaemia treatment and prevention. Ferrous fumarate comes in pills, capsules, or as an ingested liquid.
    This medicine is an iron supplement that is used to treat or avoid low iron levels in the blood. The absorption of iron from the stomach is increased by ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This medicine is an iron supplement that is used to treat or avoid low iron levels in the blood (such as those caused by anemia or pregnancy). Iron is an essential mineral required by the body to create red blood cells and keep you in good health.
    Some of the major and common side effects of Ferrous Ascorbate are:
    • Metallic taste
    • Black or tarry stools
    • Constipation
    • Heart Burn
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    Some of the major and common side effects of Ferrous fumarate are:
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Constipation
    • Dark or black poo

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    In the treatment of iron deficiency anemia Ferrous Ascorbate is used. Ferrous Ascorbate is a mixture of vitamin C and iron. Iron works by replenishing the body's iron reserves and fixing iron deficiency anemia.
    On an empty stomach, take ferrous sulfate and folic acid, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Stop antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours of taking ferrous sulfate and folic acid or after taking them.
    Folic acid helps to grow and sustain new cells in your body, and also helps to avoid DNA changes that can lead to cancer. In iron deficiency anemia, ferrous sulfate and folic acid are used to treat.
    Ascorbate calcium is a type of vitamin C which is used in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C. Calcium is also found in this product.

    Citations:

  • Effect of ferrous ascorbate, https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20183219676
  • Treatment of Iron Deficiency, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12098-012-0906-6