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      FSFA TAB

      Fsfa Tab
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      FSFA Tab has the right combination of essential vitamins and minerals which are vital for building, keeping bones strong, increasing immunity to help fight infections effectively and is also used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of FSFA Tab are Ferrous ascorbate 100 MG+Folic acid 1.5 MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      FSFA Tab works by replenishing the iron stores in your body, restoring folate levels and helping the body make healthy red blood cells.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the FSFA Tab

      • Hypersensitivity or allergy to FSFA Tab or any of its components
      • Allergy to any other drugs
      • Liver problems
      • Stomach or intestinal problems like ulcers, colitis
      • Pernicious anemia
      • Metabolic disorders
      • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
      • Caution:

      It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history. Before taking FSFA Tab tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are

      • Pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Suffering from any other illnesses
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      This medication is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in FSFA Tab
      • Nausea
      • Diarrhea
      • Stomach bloating
      • loss of appetite
      • Mental/mood changes
      • Unusual tiredness
      How to Use

      How to Use

      FSFA Tab is best taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal or 2 hours after meals. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medication at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
      FSFA Tab should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

      Overdosage

      Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking the FSFA Tab, contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Allergic reactions like rashes, itching, swelling
      • Nausea
      • Dizziness
      • Upset stomach
      • Diarrhea
      • Sleep disorders
      • Irritability
      • Confusion
      • Seizures
      • Gas
      • Headache
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Since there is limited information available on the use of this product in patients with kidney disease, it is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the renal issues.

      Liver:

      safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? FSFA Tab is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease. There might be slight/mild side-effects on patients with liver ailments. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      safe to use in pregnant women? FSFA Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing FSFA Tab.

      Lactation:

      safe to use in breastfeeding women? It may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether it may be used by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

      Alcohol:

      is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

      Driving:

      does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting the medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor before using it.

      Food:

      Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. It can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have vitamin B12 deficiency before taking it. Folic acid can affect certain laboratory tests for deficiencies of vitamin B12. Untreated vitamin B12 deficiency may result in serious/adverse nerve problems like, peripheral neuropathy. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

      Precautions
      • Keep this product out of reach of small children.
      • Keep this product in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
      • Check the date of expiry of this product and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
      • Do not accept a damaged product.
      • Store this product at room temperature.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Ferrous Ascorbate for:

      Iron deficiency either due to chronic blood loss or poor absorption.

      How does Ferrous Ascorbate work:

      Treats Iron Deficiency

      How should Ferrous Ascorbate be used:

      Oral

      Common side effects of Ferrous Ascorbate :

      GI upset, black stools, abdominal discomfort or pain by oral therapy.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Call your doctor to find out what to do.

      What precautions should I take when taking Ferrous Ascorbate :

      If you have an allergy to this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Ferrous Ascorbate with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Ferrous Ascorbate :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Minerals


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the use of FSFA Tab?
      This medicine has the right combination of essential vitamins and minerals which are vital for building, keeping bones strong, increasing immunity to help fight infections effectively and is also used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

      Can we take FSFA Tab daily?
      Yes. Use this product exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

      How many FSFA Tab can be taken in a day?
      Usually only one. However, it is best taken as recommended by the doctor.

      What are the side effects of FSFA Tab?
      Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, mental/mood changes.

      Does FSFA Tab make you sleepy?
      No. This medicine does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.

      When should i take FSFA Tab?
      At a fixed time as per your doctor’s recommendations.

      Is FSFA Tab harmful for health?
      No. This tab is quite safe to take. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

      Can we take FSFA Tab on an empty stomach or should I take it with food?
      It is best taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal or 2 hours after meals.
      What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the FSFA Tab?
      Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to FSFA Tab or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, liver disease, pernicious anemia, metabolic disorders, stomach or intestinal problems like ulcers, colitis should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

      Can I give FSFA Tab to a child?
      Giving medicines to children is complicated. Please consult your doctor before administering any drug to your child.

      How long does the effect of FSFA Tab last?
      It usually depends on dose and duration that the medicine has been taken.

      Can I take FSFA Tab during pregnancy?
      No. Please consult your doctor.

      At what time can I take FSFA Tab?
      Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is better to take it at a fixed time.

      Can I take FSFA Tab without a doctor’s prescription?
      Prescription required.

      Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am taking FSFA Tab?
      Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

      How to store FSFA Tab? Should I refrigerate it?
      Please store at room temperature (10-30°C)

      If I have trouble swallowing FSFA Tab, can I mix it in water and drink?
      No. Please swallow it whole.

      For how long should I take FSFA Tab?
      The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor.

       By when should I start seeing results of FSFA Tab?
      Usually about a month. However, the amount of time taken by FSFA Tab to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.

      What are the alternate medicines to the FSFA Tab?
      OROFER XT 30S TAB
      BENFER XT TAB
      9FER XT TAB

      NOTE – All of the above information is for reference purpose only. it is always recommended that you consult a medical professional to be sure.

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