Ferrograd-C 30 Prolonged Release Tablets
Ferrograd-C 30 Prolonged Release Tablets
Ferrograd C Prolonged Release Tablets are an iron supplement to treat anaemia and vitamin C deficiency.
- Iron and vitamin C supplements
- Prevents and treats iron deficiency anaemia
- Treats vitamin C deficiency
- Prolonged-release action, designed to release iron over several hours
- Reduces chances of side-effects, such as stomach upset
- Absorbed easily, for increased effectiveness
- Suitable for vegan and vegetarian
- Gluten free
These Ferrograd iron and vitamin c tablets contain iron from the active ingredient; ferrous sulphate, and vitamin C from the active ingredient; ascorbic acid. Ferrograd tablets help to treat iron deficiency and anaemia: increasing the iron intake allows the body to produce more red blood cells, which can help to combat these deficiencies. Iron helps to produce haemoglobin, which is the part of the red blood cells which carries oxygen around the body. If you're low in iron, usually due to your diet, then you may experience symptoms of iron deficiency such as tiredness, dizziness and fainting.
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, helps to provide support to the cells in the body. If you're deficient in vitamin C, the collagen in your body can't be renewed and your body finds it harder to repair any damage. With the addition of vitamin C in these Ferrograd tablets, the iron can also be absorbed easier which helps to increase its effectiveness. For more information, take a look at this article on Vitamin C for Immunity.
The Ferrograd iron & vitamin c 30 tablets are prolonged-release, which means they'll release the active ingredients slowly over the course of the day. This helps to reduce the side effects of iron being absorbed too fast in the gut and means that the active ingredients are also absorbed effectively.
Ferro-grad C is not halal or kosher certified, although it does not contain any ingredients derived from animal sources.
The red dye in Ferro-grad C tablets is synthetic and is not derived from insect or animal sources.
Patient information leaflet
Active Ingredients in Ferrograd tablets: Dried Ferrous Sulfate 325mg (equivalent to 105 mg elemental iron) in a prolonged release Gradumet form and Vitamin C (equivalent to 500mg ascorbic acid).
Other Ingredients in Ferrograd tablets: Methylacrylate, Methyl methacrylate copolymer, magnesium stearate, povidone, polyethylene glycol 400 & 8000, maize starch, purified talc, ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide and dye Red Ponceau 4R Lake (E124).
Usage and Instructions
Always take Ferrograd iron tablets exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor if you’re not sure.
Adults and children over 12 years:
The usual dose is one Ferrograd tablet a day on an empty stomach.
Each tablet must be swallowed whole with water. Do not suck, chew or keep the tablet in your mouth.
Ferrograd-C tablets can't be cut in half or crushed and must be swallowed whole.
Ferrograd C tablets may not work as well if they are taken around the same time as the following foods: tea, coffee, eggs, milk or milk products, wholegrain bread and cereals, and any high fibre food. Make sure you take your tablets at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating any of these foods.
Ferrograd iron tablets can be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Ferrograd. Ferrograd is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Acute iron poisoning is a serious risk in the paediatric population.
Your stools may turn black whilst taking Ferrograd C. If you have a test for the detection of blood in your stools, tell your doctor you are taking Ferrograd C as black stools may cause an incorrect result to the test.
Do not take Ferrograd C Tablets if you:
- Have an intestinal blockage
- Have been told by your doctor that you have a disease of the bowels known as diverticular disease
- Suffer from a rare inherited problem involving the way your blood cells use iron known as haemochromatosis or hemosiderosis
- Are receiving repeated blood transfusions
- Are already being treated with iron injections
- Are already taking medicines containing iron
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines, or any medicines bought without a prescription, as Ferrograd Tablets may stop these from working properly:
- Antibiotics: tetracyclines, quinolones or chloramphenicol
- A penicillamine (for metal poisoning or rheumatoid arthritis)
- Indigestion remedies
- Zinc-containing preparations
If your doctor tells you that you can continue taking Ferrograd iron tablets with the above medication, please take note of the following advice:
Tetracycline antibiotics: take these at least 2 hours before or 3 hours after taking your Ferrograd tablet.
Quinolones and penicillamines: take these at least 2 hours before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrograd tablet.
Indigestion remedies (e.g. antacids), calcium supplements, oxalates or phosphates: take these at least 1 hour before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrograd tablet.
The following are some of the side effects of Ferrograd:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Darkening of stools
If you get an upset stomach after taking these Ferrograd tablets on an empty stomach this may be helped by taking the tablets with food.