Fersaday Tablets Pack of 28

Fersaday Tablets Pack of 28

Fersaday Tablets Pack of 28


Fersaday tablets contain the active ingredient ferrous fumarate which is a form of iron.

For prophylaxis during pregnancy, a combination of iron and folic acid is usually recommended. Iron plays a vital role in production of haemoglobin which is the oxygen-transporting substance found in red blood cells. If the diet does not contain enough iron, the body cannot produce enough new red blood cells. This results in iron deficiency anaemia with symptoms such as tiredness, palpitations, difficulty in breathing, dizziness and fainting.

To treat iron deficiency, iron supplements are needed by the body for proper functioning. The increased iron intake in the form of these Fersaday tablets allows the body to increase its production of red blood cells. The absorption of iron from the gut is decreased if it is taken at the same time as coffee, tea, eggs or milk. Its absorption is enhanced if it is taken at the same time as foods or supplements containing vitamin C (ascorbic acid).


Take one tablet daily.


Should not be used by people:

  • With anaemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia)
  • With anaemia due to folic acid deficiency
  • With a disorder that affects storage of iron in the body (haemosiderosis)
  • With a condition where there is sudden loss of haemoglobin
  • Receiving repeated blood transfusions
  • With an active peptic ulcer

Not to be used in:

  • Genetic disease resulting in too much iron storage in the tissues (haemochromatosis)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's diseases
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years of age

You may experience:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Darkening of stools



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