This medication is an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy). Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) improves the absorption of iron from the stomach.
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If stomach upset occurs, you may take this medication with food.