FERAX- Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid Syrup
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FERAX- Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid Syrup



Ferax is a syrup manufactured by Pax Healthcare that is formed as a combination of salts namely Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid. It’s a syrup that helps in the cure of anemia which is commonly known as a lack of blood or a lower number of red blood cells. It mainly occurs due to poor diet and sometimes due to pregnant ladies suffering from this condition when the quantity of folate is increased in the body.

Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid belong to the class of ‘haematinics’. The medicine of this class specializes in curing the problems related to anemia. It works by increasing the number of red blood cells thereby increasing the hemoglobin. The medicine provides intensive benefits but sometimes the excessive use of the same will result in adverse effects.

Compositional Mechanism of  Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid

The salt used in the composition has its own nature that benefits the body.

  • Ferrous Ascorbate

It is an iron supplement to cure iron deficiency anemia.  Iron plays a vital role in enhancing immunity, and anticarcinogenic and cognition-enhancing activities. Iron is essentially known for the production growth of hemoglobin and salt provides it in the supplement form.

  • Folic Acid

It is essentially rich in Vitamin B9 and it is necessary for pregnancy to take a folic acid supplement to prevent vitamin deficiency. It is also used in the prevention and treatment of low blood levels of folate.

Medicinal Benefits of Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid Syrup

The appropriate usage of the medicine provides advantages to health.

  • Treats the anemia.
  • Increases the number of red blood cells.
  • Improves the production of hemoglobin.
  • Cures iron deficiency related to anemia 
  • Increases the levels of Vitamin B9.
  • During pregnancy, it helps in the development of the brain of the baby.
  • Improves the growth of the baby.

Dose Requirement 

The medicine comes in the form of syrup and the quantity requirement of the same has to be recommended by the experienced clinician only. Do not take the dose on your own without any prescription.

Precaution for Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid Syrup

There are some necessary precautions that one needs to follow while consuming syrup.

  • Try to follow a healthy diet.
  • Do not consume oil.
  • Try to add foods that help in the production of blood.
  • Try to avoid alcohol.
  • Do not overdose on the syrup.
  • Fix the time of the medication.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Take the syrup only with a prescription only.
  • Consult the doctor if any allergies are noticed.

Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid Syrup’s Drug Interaction

The medicine might react with the following drugs. Kindly tell your doctor if you are consuming any of it.

Anticonvulsants contain phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, sodium valproate, carbamazepine, antibiotics commonly formed with chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole, trimethoprim, an antimanic drug that contains lithium, water tablet usually triamterene, anti-inflammatory drug that is sulfasalazine, painkillers such as aspirin and anticancer drug which is methotrexate.

Side Effects of Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid

The aid also causes some side effects. 

  • One might feel nauseous.
  • Can feel dizzy all the time.
  • May notice the changes in the sleep cycle.
  • People consuming can undergo digestive issues.
  • A noticeable change in urine color can be seen.
  • The Color of stool can be dark after regular consumption.

All these side effects are very common and do not need any medical attention but if the person feels the major issues then a consultation with the doctor is recommended. 


There are no such allergies reported but if any person notices some uncommon allergies then reporting them to the clinician is a must.

Packaging and Manufacturing process 

The syrup is packed in a vacuum box that comes in a quantity of 200 ml.

All the hygiene guidelines were followed by the company while manufacturing the syrup. The aid has passed all the hygiene tests and is clinically tested with a safe consumption certificate.


The product has to be stored in a cool and dry place only away from sunlight.;

Note – Ferrous Ascorbate and Folic Acid syrup are for external use only.

Disclaimer – This is not a pediatric syrup. Do not give it to the children.