Ferrous ascorbate is used to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia (low levels of hemoglobin in blood) that may occur due to inadequate diet, pregnancy, excessive bleeding or other medical conditions.
Folic acid is used for the treatment of: anemia due to folic acid deficiency caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased requirement of folate in the body (as in pregnancy). For prevention of: folate deficiency caused by some medicines and folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis.
Ferrous ascorbate belongs to the class of medicines called antianemics and is an oral iron supplement. It is a synthetic form of iron (ferrous) and along with ascorbic acid (ascorbate), that helps increase the absorption of iron in the small intestine, it raises iron levels in blood which is essential for red blood cell or hemoglobin production.
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.