Generic Name(s): Multivitamins with iron
Drug Class: Vitamins and mineral supplements
Treats: anemia, low blood levels in pregnancy
The drug Ferrovite is a multi-vitamin medicine and consists of a number of important vitamins. Ferrovite contains iron, vitamin C and vitamin B12. Ferro stands for iron which is an important mineral in the body. It is especially useful in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is very important in promoting nerve function, cell production, and growth while vitamin C improves the absorption of iron in the stomach.
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Doctors prescribe Ferrovite use for the treatment and prevention of low blood levels of vitamins B12 and iron such as anemia or during pregnancy. Iron and multivitamins contained in Ferrovite provide the body with the essential vitamins and iron it does not receive naturally from foods and diet. Therefore, doctors recommend Ferrovite use for the following.
- Prevent or treat anemia
- Prevent or treat low blood levels during pregnancy
Doctors may also prescribe Ferrovite use for other purposes that may not be indicated here.
Ferrovite medication is prescription only medication and should only be taken according to the doctor's advice. Ferrovite dosage depends on the condition being treated and the age of the patient, medical history, and other factors. The following is the recommended Ferrovite dosage for treating pediatric and adult patient suffering from anemia.
- Adults: 1 tablet administered orally once per day or as per doctor's prescription
- 5 to 15 ml of oral Ferrovite taken once per day or as instructed by a doctor
- Pediatric patients: 1 tablet taken once per day or as instructed by the doctor
- 5-10 ml liquid Ferrovite taken orally once per day
Patients should take this medication exactly as directed so as to benefit from it and to avoid an overdose.
Ferrovite Side Effects
All medicines have some side effects. However, not all patients who take Ferrovite will suffer from Ferrovite side effects. It is advisable to refer all serious side effects and allergic reactions to a doctor for emergency assistance. Very few patients suffer from Ferrovite side effects if taken as advised. The following is a list of common side effects patients are likely to experience:
- Heartburn, nausea and vomiting
- Staining of teeth
- Upset stomach and abdominal pain
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Chest pain when swallowing tablet
This is not a complete list of all possible Ferrovite side effects, as others may occur.
Like any drug, Ferrovite may interact with other drugs and substances. Drug interactions can affect the way a drug works and could render the drug ineffective. Ferrovite interactions with other medicines or drugs may result in serious side effects and allergic reactions. Patients need to prepare a list of all medicines, nutritional and dietary supplements, multivitamins and all other products they may be taking and share it with the doctor. This will enable the doctor check for possible Ferrovite interactions. The following products are normally checked for possible Ferrovite interactions. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.