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Ferrous Sulfate Extended Release Oral Tablet (IRON SUPPLEMENTS - ORAL)

For anemia.

Brand Name(s): Slow-Fe

Generic Name: Ferrous Sulfate

Instructions

Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

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.

After taking other medicines, wait at least 2 hours before taking this medicine. Do not take any other medicines for 2 hours after this medicine.

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.

To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.

Avoid dairy products, coffee, tea or products containing caffeine within 2 hours before or after taking this medicine.

Do not take antacids 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking this medicine.

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.

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

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

The foods you eat can change how well this medicine works. Tell your doctor about the types of food you normally eat. Ask your doctor for a list of foods that can affect this medicine. Do not significantly change the foods you normally eat while on this medicine.

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.

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.

If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.

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

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

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.

  • decreased appetite
  • constipation
  • 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.

  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach pain

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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