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What is Fefol?

Fefol Capsule is used for Anemia, During pregnancy, Treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of folic acid, Anaemia, Poor diet, Treatment of anemias of nutritional origin, Pregnancy, Infancy, Or childhood and other conditions. Fefol Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Fefol Capsule contains Ferrous Sulphate and Folic Acid as active ingredients.
Fefol Capsule works by acting on megaloblastic bone marrow to produce a normoblastic marrow; producing blood cells and platelets in the body;
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals manufactures Fefol Capsule.
Detailed information related to Fefol Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Fefol Capsule Uses

Fefol Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Fefol Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Fefol Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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Fefol Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

Fefol Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Fefol Capsule - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Fefol Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Fefol Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Fefol Capsule, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
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Fefol Capsule - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Fefol Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Fefol Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Diphenylhydantoin
  • Methotrexate
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Phenytoin
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Fefol Capsule - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Fefol Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Fefol Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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Where to Buy Fefol Capsule

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Fefol Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Fefol Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Folic Acid: Yes
    • Ferrous Sulphate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 1
  • Is Fefol Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
    • Folic Acid: Yes
    • Ferrous Sulphate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 1
  • Can Fefol Capsule be used for anemia and during pregnancy?
    Yes, anemia and during pregnancy are among the most common reported uses for Fefol Capsule. Please do not use Fefol Capsule for anemia and during pregnancy without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Fefol Capsule.
  • How long do I need to use Fefol Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported 1 day and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Fefol Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Fefol Capsule.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Fefol Capsule?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Fefol Capsule. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Fefol Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Fefol Capsule.
  • Should I consume Fefol Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Fefol Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Fefol Capsule.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Fefol Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Fefol Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Fefol Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 2, 3, 4, 5

Overdosage of Fefol Capsule

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Fefol Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
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Storage of Fefol Capsule

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Fefol Capsule.
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Expired Fefol Capsule

  • Taking a single dose of expired Fefol Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Fefol Capsule

Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) is an iron supplement that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It is necessary for growth, development, synthesis of some hormones, normal cellular functioning, and connective tissue.

During pregnancy, Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) requirement increase because it prevents the risk of maternal mortality, low birthweight, and premature birth. A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Iranian Red Crescent Medical concluded that gastrointestinal complications are a possible side effect of Ferrous sulfate during pregnancy and this complication may also be caused by physiologic changes of pregnancy.

Recent research suggests that Folic acid may also protect against preterm birth, neural tube defect (NTD) and pulmonary embolism and it is required for growth and development of the fetus.

Women taking Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

References
1. NIH Iron URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
2. Jafarbegloo E, Ahmari tehran H, Dadkhah tehrani T. Gastrointestinal Complications of Ferrous Sulfate in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015;17(8):e15001 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Folate URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
4. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH. Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
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Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) is an iron supplement that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It is necessary for growth, development, synthesis of some hormones, normal cellular functioning, and connective tissue.

During pregnancy, Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) requirement increase because it prevents the risk of maternal mortality, low birthweight, and premature birth. A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Iranian Red Crescent Medical concluded that gastrointestinal complications are a possible side effect of Ferrous sulfate during pregnancy and this complication may also be caused by physiologic changes of pregnancy.

Recent research suggests that Folic acid may also protect against preterm birth, neural tube defect (NTD) and pulmonary embolism and it is required for growth and development of the fetus.

Women taking Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

References
1. NIH Iron URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
2. Jafarbegloo E, Ahmari tehran H, Dadkhah tehrani T. Gastrointestinal Complications of Ferrous Sulfate in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015;17(8):e15001 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Folate URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
4. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH. Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
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Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) is an iron supplement that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It is necessary for growth, development, synthesis of some hormones, normal cellular functioning, and connective tissue.

During pregnancy, Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) requirement increase because it prevents the risk of maternal mortality, low birthweight, and premature birth. A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Iranian Red Crescent Medical concluded that gastrointestinal complications are a possible side effect of Ferrous sulfate during pregnancy and this complication may also be caused by physiologic changes of pregnancy.

Recent research suggests that Folic acid may also protect against preterm birth, neural tube defect (NTD) and pulmonary embolism and it is required for growth and development of the fetus.

Women taking Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

References
1. NIH Iron URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
2. Jafarbegloo E, Ahmari tehran H, Dadkhah tehrani T. Gastrointestinal Complications of Ferrous Sulfate in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015;17(8):e15001 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Folate URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
4. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH. Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
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Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) is an iron supplement that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It is necessary for growth, development, synthesis of some hormones, normal cellular functioning, and connective tissue.

During pregnancy, Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) requirement increase because it prevents the risk of maternal mortality, low birthweight, and premature birth. A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Iranian Red Crescent Medical concluded that gastrointestinal complications are a possible side effect of Ferrous sulfate during pregnancy and this complication may also be caused by physiologic changes of pregnancy.

Recent research suggests that Folic acid may also protect against preterm birth, neural tube defect (NTD) and pulmonary embolism and it is required for growth and development of the fetus.

Women taking Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

References
1. NIH Iron URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
2. Jafarbegloo E, Ahmari tehran H, Dadkhah tehrani T. Gastrointestinal Complications of Ferrous Sulfate in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015;17(8):e15001 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Folate URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
4. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH. Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
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Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) is an iron supplement that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It is necessary for growth, development, synthesis of some hormones, normal cellular functioning, and connective tissue.

During pregnancy, Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) requirement increase because it prevents the risk of maternal mortality, low birthweight, and premature birth. A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Iranian Red Crescent Medical concluded that gastrointestinal complications are a possible side effect of Ferrous sulfate during pregnancy and this complication may also be caused by physiologic changes of pregnancy.

Recent research suggests that Folic acid may also protect against preterm birth, neural tube defect (NTD) and pulmonary embolism and it is required for growth and development of the fetus.

Women taking Fefol (Ferrous sulfate and Folic acid (vitamin B9)) are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

References
1. NIH Iron URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
2. Jafarbegloo E, Ahmari tehran H, Dadkhah tehrani T. Gastrointestinal Complications of Ferrous Sulfate in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015;17(8):e15001 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Folate URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
4. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH. Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9 URL: Accessed December 28, 2017
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Fefol is a supplement consisting of the Folic acid and ferrous salt which is used to prevent iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency during pregnancy and iron deficient anemia. Fefol is available as a dietary supplement and a prescription medication. A study published in the Journal of Nutrients demonstrated that if a high-fat diet is taken with the intake of excess folic acid, it increases the lipid storage and adipose tissue inflammation. The study results also specified a significant weight gain.

Folic acid and ferrous sulfate are the dietary nutrients that are required to maintain normal body weight. So, If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Fefol, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Kelly KB, Kennelly JP, Ordonez M, et al. Excess Folic Acid Increases Lipid Storage, Weight Gain, and Adipose Tissue Inflammation in High Fat Diet-Fed Rats. Nutrients. 2016;8(10) URL: Accessed November 13, 2017
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Fefol Capsule - Packages and Strengths

Fefol Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
Fefol Capsule - Packages: 15 Capsule, 30 Capsule
Fefol Capsule - Strengths: 150+0.5

Fefol Capsule - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Fefol Capsule - Demographic Information

References

  1. DailyMed LABEL: FOLIC ACID- folic acid tablet. Accessed on 2/3/17. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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