Ferrograd C tablets contain two active ingredients; ferrous sulphate, which is a form of iron and ascorbic acid, which is vitamin C and is used to prevent and treat iron deficiency anaemia in people who also have a Vitamin C deficiency.
Ferrograd C tablets are a 'modified-release' form of ferrous sulphate and vitamin C. They are designed to release the medicine slowly over the day as the tablet passes through the gut. This may help to reduce the digestive side effects that can sometimes be a problem with iron supplements.
One Ferrograd C tablet should be taken once a day, or as directed by your doctor. The medicine should be taken before food on an empty stomach. However, if the tablets upset your stomach, then you may take them with or after food.
The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed or broken.
The absorption of iron may be reduced by tea, coffee, eggs and milk. You should avoid consuming these at the same time as taking Ferrograd C tablets.