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Brand name: FGF TM

Active ingredients: ferrous sulfate + folic acid

What it is used for

Therapeutic and prophylactic treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy, and in megaloblastic anaemia associated with folate deficiency. Supplies iron to the body which is present in a variety of enzymes, many of which are involved in the production of energy; and, may help relieve fatigue associated with iron deficiency.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Bilayer speckled convex tablet, pale yellow on one side, grey-tan with M logo on other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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