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Ferrous Gluconate Oral Tablet (IRON SUPPLEMENTS - ORAL)

For anemia.

Brand Name(s): Ferate, Fergon

Generic Name: Ferrous Gluconate

Instructions

Take the medicine with food.

Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

Do not eat dairy products, antacids or medicines with iron for 1 hour before and 1 hour after taking this medicine.

This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • abdominal cramps
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • dark, tarry stool

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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