Galfer 28 Folic Acid Capsules

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Designed for use by pregnant women who are at high risk of developing iron and folic acid deficiency during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

  • This medicine contains two active ingredients, ferrous fumarate and folic acid.
  • Ferrous fumarate is a form of iron and folic acid is a member of the B group of vitamins. 
  • Both iron and folic acid are needed by the body for the formation of red blood cells.
  • If the body does not receive adequate amounts of these nutrients, anaemia can develop.
  • During pregnancy the daily requirement for both iron and folic acid increases.

Directions for use:

Adults :

Take one capsule a day after the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and during the first month after the baby is born.

  • Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If Galfer FA Capsules upsets your stomach, take it with or after food. 
  • Some foods such as tea, coffee, wholegrain cereals, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which foods to avoid. 
  • Allow 2-3 hours between taking this and other medicines


Do not take the medicine if you have:

  • An allergy to any of the ingredients listed below
  • Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron building up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells).
  • A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
  • Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
  • Anaemia not related to low levels of iron.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Are currently having iron injections.
  • Are not pregnant. 

Please tell your pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.


The active ingredient per capsule is: ferrous fumarate 305mg (equivalent to 100mg of elemental iron) and folic acid 350 micrograms. The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin and colours: quinoline yellow (E104), erythrosine (E127), indigotine (E132) and titanium dioxide (E171)

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine

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