- February 25, 2019
This combination product contains a mineral (iron) along with 3 vitamins (vitamin C,vitamin B12, and folic acid). It is used to treat or prevent a lack of these nutrientswhich may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., anemia, pregnancy, poor diet, surgery recovery). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce redblood cells. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Folic acid is needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells.
Women of childbearing age should maintain adequate amounts of folic acid either through diet or supplements to prevent spinal cord birth defects.