heme iron polypeptide/folic acid - oral, Proferrin-Forte (cont.)
USES: Heme iron polypeptide is a form of iron supplement. It is used to treat or prevent iron deficiency anemia (low red blood cell count). Certain medical conditions may increase the risk of iron deficiency (e.g., pregnancy, certain types of surgery, chemotherapy, kidney failure).This medication is typically used in people who cannot absorb or tolerate regular iron products (e.g., ferrous sulfate).Folic acid is a B-vitamin used to treat certain anemias due to poor diet, pregnancy, and other conditions.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth usually once or twice daily with or without meals; or as directed by your doctor. Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication.The dosage depends on your medical condition and response to therapy.
SIDE EFFECTS: Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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