ATC codes: B03AD03 B03AD02
Maternal care for other specified conditions predominantly related to pregnancy ICD11 code: JA65.Y
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Additional notes
nutritional supplement for use during pregnancy
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)
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic alternatives
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.