Ferrograd is an iron supplement used to prevent and treat iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron is essential for your body to produce normal red blood cells. Ferrograd is formulated with an inert prpous matrix (Gradumet) to release iron gradually and reduce the gastro-intestinal irritation occuring with iron supplements.
How to Use:
Adults and children over 12 years of age: the ususal dose is one tablet a day on an empty stomach. Each tablet must be swallowed whole.Ferrograd is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
If you (or someone else) take a lot of tablets at the same time, or if you suspect a child has taken the tablets, you should contact the nearest hospital or tell your doctor immediately. In children iron poisoning can be fatal.
Like all medicines Ferrograd can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You may experience the following: feeling sick, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, blackened stools, an allergic reaction ranging from itchy skin rash to, in rare cases, swelling of the face, tongue or throat.
The active substance is Dried Ferrous Sulphate BP 325mg (equivalent to 105mg elemental iron) in a prolonged release Gradumet form.
The other ingredients are methylacrylate methylacrylate copolymer, lactose, povidone, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, ethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, triethyl citrate, sorbitan monooleate, castor oil, titanium dioxide, dye Red FD & C No.3 (E127), and dye Yellow FD & C No.6 (E110).
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