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Drug Description:

This medicine is used to treat low blood iron or anemia by helping your body make red blood cells.Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take the medicine with a full glass or water or fruit juice. If the medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food.Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications, if you have had any reaction to iron containing products, if you suffer from a condition called hemochromatosis.Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to iron supplements, or if you have a condition called hemachromatosis (iron overload disease) or hemosiderosis (iron in the lungs), or any type of anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency. This medicine may cause your stools to be darker in color. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.Most severe: Bloody diarrhea, bluish-colored lips, hands, or fingernails, chest pain, feverMost common: Pale or clammy skin, severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood), shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, dark-colored urineOther: Leg cramps

Indication:

This medicine is used to treat low blood iron or anemia by helping your body make red blood cells.

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.

Warnings:

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to iron supplements, or if you have a condition called hemachromatosis (iron overload disease) or hemosiderosis (iron in the lungs), or any type of anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency. This medicine may cause your stools to be darker in color. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. It is best to take this

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications, if you have had any reaction to iron containing products, if you suffer from a condition called hemochromatosis.

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Bloody diarrhea, bluish-colored lips, hands, or fingernails, chest pain, fever

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Pale or clammy skin, severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood), shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, dark-colored urine

Other Side Effects:

Leg cramps

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Heme iron polypeptide

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Proferrin

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