heme iron polypeptide - oral, Proferrin
GENERIC NAME: HEME IRON POLYPEPTIDE - ORAL (heem EYE-urn POL-ee-PEP-tide)
BRAND NAME(S): Proferrin
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. If overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center. See also Overdose section.
USES: This product is an iron supplement used to prevent or treat low levels of iron in the blood (e.g., due to anemia or during pregnancy). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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