FGF is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ferrous sulfate + folic acid. On this page you will find out more about FGF, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: ferrous sulfate + folic acid
Information for medicine and pack size:
FGF modified release tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
Bilayer speckled convex tablet, pale yellow on one side, grey-tan with M logo on other side.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, modified release|
|Route of administration||Oral|
1 x 30: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
2 x 30: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
90: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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