iron-sorbitol-citric acid complex-injection (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: chloramphenicol, vitamin products, other iron-containing products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If you or someone you know may have used more than the recommended dose of this medicine, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison center immediately.
NOTES: Periodic blood tests will be done to check your response to this medication. It is important to maintain a well balanced diet to ensure adequate intake of iron, vitamins and minerals. Good sources of iron include meats (especially liver), eggs, raisins, figs, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beans, lentils, and iron fortified or enriched cereals. Follow any diet recommendations.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C). Do not refrigerate.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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