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ID/IDA* can lead to complications for the mother:

Intrauterine complications

  • Chronic placental insufficiency3
  • Increased risk of post-partum haemorrhage (PPH)4

Quality of life

  • Fatigue, physical exhaustion, mental tiredness, reduced mental and work performance and cognitive ability5-7
  • Depression6


  • Headache7
  • Restless leg syndrome5


  • Dry and rough skin, dry and damaged hair5

Increased iron requirements during pregnancy and post-partum period1


Ferrimed® capsules contain folic acid to help support  you and your baby during and after pregnancy8


Sugar-free 50 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex and150 µg folic acid

Suitable for:
  • Women who are planning a pregnancy
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women

Schedule information:

S1 FERRIMED®  Capsules / H840 (Act 101 of 1965) / Each capsule contains 50 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex and 150 µg folic acid.


Where to buy:

FERRIMED® is available at all leading pharmacies in a
formulation to suit your preference and your lifestyle.

For more information, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For full prescribing information refer to the Ferrimed® package insert.


1. Naidu S, Louw VJ, Surbek D. New frontiers in the treatment of iron deficiency during pregnancy and postpartum period. South African Women’s Health Issue 2017:30-34.
2. Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Intarut N, Vogel JP, Souza JP, Gülmezoglu AM, et al. Indirect causes of severe adverse maternal outcomes: a secondary analysis of the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal
and Newborn Health. BJOG 2014;121:S1:32-39.
3. Biswas S, Meyur R, Adhikari A, Bose K, Kundu P. Placental changes associated with maternal anaemia. Eur J Anat 2014;18(3):165-169.
4. Frass KA. Postpartum haemorrhage is related to the haemoglobin levels at labour: Observational study. Alexandria Journal of Medicine 2015;51:333-337.
5. Auerbach M, Adamson JW. How we diagnose and treat iron deficiency anemia. American Journal of Hematology 2016;91(1):31-38.
6. Milman N. Postpartum anemia I: definition, prevalence, causes and consequences. Ann Hematol 2011;90:1247-1253.
7. Mayo Clinic. Iron deficiency anemia. [Online] 2016 Nov 11 [cited 2018 Feb 19]. Available from: URL:
8. Ferrimed® Capsules package insert, 6 June 2003.

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