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Ferrous Fumarate Oral Tablet (IRON SUPPLEMENTS - ORAL)

For anemia.

Brand Name(s): Ferrimin 150, Ferrocite, Hemocyte

Generic Name: Ferrous Fumarate

Instructions

It is better to take this medicine on an empty stomach. However, if the medicine is not tolerated well, it may be taken with food.

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

Empty stomach means waiting at least 2 hours after a meal.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

Avoid dairy products, coffee, tea or products containing caffeine within 2 hours before or 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 may take several weeks for this medicine to fully work.

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.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any other vitamins.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

This medicine may cause a positive result on some tests that check for blood in the stool. Please tell your doctor or nurse that you are taking this medicine before they perform these tests.

Do not take the medicine more than three times during 24 hours.

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.

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