Ferrous salt/folic acid
|Trade names||Fefol, Galfer FA, others|
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Ferrous salt/folic acid is a supplement used to prevent iron deficiency and folic acid deficiency during pregnancy. It can also be used to treat iron deficiency anemia. It is a fixed dose combination of ferrous salt and folic acid. It is taken by mouth.
Ferrous salt/folic acid was approved for medical use in the United States as early as 1946. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. The wholesale cost in the developing world is about 0.07 to 1.02 USD a month. It is not currently commercially available as a combination in the United States. In the United Kingdom, it costs the NHS about 2.64 to 4.25 pounds per month.
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