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ATC codes: B03AA07 B03AA02 B03BB01
Indication
Nutritional anaemias complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium ICD11 code: JB64.06
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core nutritional supplement for use during pregnancy
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 60 mg iron + 400 µg tablet
EML status history
First added in 1982 (TRS 685)
Changed in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 1997 (TRS 882)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The folic acid content of the ferrous salt + folic acid combination tablets was increased from 250 µg to 400 µg since evidence has shown that the 400 µg preparation was more effective in meeting the folate requirements of women of childbearing age, thereby reducing the incidence of neural tube defects.