FAQ

  • Where can I get a list of ingredients for Ferro-grad & Ferro-grad C?

    Ferro-grad C contains ferrous sulfate 325 mg (equivalent to 105 mg of elemental iron) and sodium ascorbate 562.4 mg (equivalent to vitamin C 500 mg).

    The full list of ingredients can be found here

     

    Ferro-grad contains ferrous sulfate 325 mg (equivalent to 105 mg of elemental iron).

    The full list of ingredients can be found here

    [FER-2020-0014, October 2020]

  • Is Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C suitable for Vegans and vegetarians?

    Ferro-grad contains lactose which is dervied from bovine sources.

    The full list of ingredients can be found here

     

    Ferro-grad C does not contain any ingredients manufactured from animal sources.

    The full list of ingredients can be found here

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Is Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C kosher or halal?

    Ferro-grad C is not halal or kosher certified. However, Ferro-grad C does not contain any ingredients derived from animal sources.

    Ferro-grad is not halal or kosher certified. Ferro-grad contains lactose which is derived from bovine sources.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Can I take expired Ferro-grad C or Ferro-grad

    Mylan does not recommend taking Ferro-grad C tablets that have passed the expiry date. If your healthcare professional has advised that you need to take Ferro-grad C, Mylan recommends that you should source in-date tablets for your therapy.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Can Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets be cut in half or crushed?

    No, Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets cannot be halved or crushed and must be swallowed whole.

    Halving, cutting, or crushing the tablets will interfere with the release properties of the tablet as the matrix holding the iron is destroyed which renders the controlled release properties ineffective. Thus potentially dumping all of the iron into the gastrointestinal system which can lead to increased incidences of gastrointestinal events.

    Please follow the directions for use or the directions provided by your healthcare professional.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Where are Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets made?

    Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets are manufactured in the UK.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Do Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets contain dairy?

    Ferro-grad C is free of ingredients derived from dairy sources.

    Ferro-grad contains lactose which is derived from dairy.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Do Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets contain gluten?

    Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets are gluten-free.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Do Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets contain soy?

    Ferro-grad C is free from soy derived ingredients.

    Although soy is not listed in the ingredients of Ferro-grad tablets, Mylan cannot exclude the possiblity that the final product may contain trace amounts of soy.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Do Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets contain nuts?

    The magnesium stearate ingredient in both Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets is derived from palm nut oil.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Do Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C tablets contain legumes?

    Although legumes are not listed in the ingredients, Mylan cannot exclude the possiblity that the final product may contain trace amounts of legumes.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Does Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C contain beef or bovine-derived ingredients?

    Ferro-grad C is free of ingredients derived from all animal sources including bovine sources.

    Ferro-grad contains lactose which is derived from bovine sources.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • How many tablets are contained in each bottle of Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C?

    There are 30 tablets per bottle.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Is Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C available in a liquid form?

    No, there are no plans for a liquid formulation at this time.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • What is the dose of Ferro-grad / Ferro-grad C?

    Swallow whole one tablet daily or as directed by your physician. May be taken on an empty stomach or after a meal.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Is the red dye in Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad tablets derived from insects?

    No, the red dye in Ferro-grad and Ferro-grad C tablets is synthetic and is not derived from insect or animal sources.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • Can I take Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C products with food?

    Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C can be taken on an empty stomach or after a meal.

    [FER-2020-0014. October 2020]

  • How long can I take Ferro-grad or Ferro-grad C?

    Your doctor will tell you how long you should take Ferro-grad / Ferro-grad C. The product labels state, “Do not take more than 12 months except on medical advice”.

    It can approximately 3-6 months to replenish iron stores in the body with a normal level of haemoglobin, so please ensure you follow your doctor’s directions.

    Reference:

    1. Pasricha 2010. Ferro-grad & Ferro-grad C product labels