iron/vitamin c/vitamin b12/folic acid - oral, Chromagen Forte, Niferex-150 F
GENERIC NAME: IRON/VITAMIN C/VITAMIN B12/FOLIC ACID - ORAL (EYE-urn/vitamin C/vitamin B12/FOH-lik)
BRAND NAME(S): Chromagen Forte, Niferex-150 Forte
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. If overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center.
USES: This combination product contains a mineral (iron) along with 3 vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin B12, and folic acid). It is used to treat or prevent a lack of these nutrients which may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., anemia, pregnancy, poor diet, surgery recovery). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Folic acid is needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells.Women of childbearing age should maintain adequate amounts of folic acid either through diet or supplements to prevent spinal cord birth defects.
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