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Daily Iron Tablet is an iron supplement used to prevent and treat nutritional deficiency anaemia related to iron and folic acid, and anaemia in pregnancy and lactation. It contains Ferrous ascorbate and Folic acid as active ingredients which help to increase the iron absorption in the body.
Ferrous ascorbate form of iron is more readily absorbed and adequate amounts of iron are necessary for effective red blood cell formation. Folic acid is required for synthesis of nucleoprotein, purine nucleotides and the metabolism of some amino acids, normal growth and cell reproduction, and stimulates the formation of red blood cells.
Before taking Daily Iron Tablet, inform your doctor if you have porphyria cutanea tarda (rare skin problem), haemochromatosis and hemosiderosis (excessive iron deposition), haemolytic anaemia (red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are made). It should be used with caution in patients having kidney, intestinal, liver or peptic ulcer disease, or if you consume excessive alcohol. Take this tablet as advised by your doctor and do not exceed the prescribed dose.
Daily Iron Tablet may cause constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dark stools and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if you notice any such side effects while taking Daily Iron Tablet.
Can Daily Iron Tablet be taken daily?
Take Daily Iron Tablet as advised by your physician. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine daily because prolonged use may cause side effects. If your condition does not improve or if your symptoms worsen after taking this medicine for several days, please contact your doctor.
Can I take Daily Iron Tablet if I am pregnant?
Daily Iron Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it.
What does Daily Iron Tablet contain?
Daily Iron Tablet contains Ferrous ascorbate and Folic acid as active ingredients which help to increase the iron absorption in the body.
Can Daily Iron Tablet cause constipation?
Daily Iron Tablet may cause constipation. In such case, eat plenty of fiber rich foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. If you still feel constipated, contact your doctor.
Can Daily Iron Tablets be taken during periods?
Yes. Daily Iron Tablet can be taken during periods but consult your doctor first.
Written By Dr. Priyanka Goel, BDS
Last updated on 15 Dec 2022 | 09:35 AM(IST)
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