Q. Can I replace Fersolate with Orofer XT for low Hb levels?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 04, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 13, 2019

Hi doctor,

I was prescribed with tablet Fersolate, which is not available, for the low HB levels. I am attaching the reports. Can I replace it with Orofer XT? If yes, please tell the dosage.

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Hematology Pathology
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Hi,

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Yes, you can replace it with Orofer XT (Folic acid and Ferrous Ascorbate). It is a perfect drug for iron deficiency anemia as it contains Ferrous Ascorbate. Initially, you can take this tablet two times a day. Then after a few days, you can replace it with a once daily dose. Take this tablet after taking food. I suggest you take this drug with orange juice to increase its absorption. I would like to check your iron profile reports as well. Kindly upload it to guide you further.

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