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Generic Name: ferrous fumarate and folic acid (FER us FUE ma rate and FOE lik AS id)
Brand Name: Ed Cyte F, Hematinic with Folic Acid, Hemocyte-F
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Drug Information:
Ferrous fumarate is a type of iron. Folic acid (folate) is a type of vitamin B. Iron and vitamin B help your body produce and maintain healthy red blood cells. Hemocyte-F is a combination medicine used to treat or prevent certain types of anemia (low red blood cells) caused by an iron or folate deficiency. Hemocyte-F may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Seek emergency medical attention if a child has accidentally swallowed a tablet. An overdose of iron can be fatal to a young child. Learn more

Hemocyte-f Side Effects

Hemocyte-F Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about ferrous fumarate / folic acid. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hemocyte-F.

Applies to ferrous fumarate / folic acid: oral capsule, oral tablet


  • Accidental overdose of drugs that have iron in them is a leading cause of deadly poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. Keep away from children. If this drug is taken by accident, call a doctor or poison control center right away.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Fever.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Constipation.
  • Change in color of stools.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Belly pain or heartburn.
  • Stomach cramps.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Hemocyte-F (ferrous fumarate / folic acid)

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  • Drug class: iron products

Consumer resources

  • Hemocyte-F

Other brands: Ed Cyte F, Ferrocite F, Hematinic with Folic Acid

Other Formulations

  • Hemocyte

Related treatment guides

  • Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Hemocyte-f