iron/vitamin c/vitamin b12/intrinsic factor - oral, Foltrin
GENERIC NAME: IRON/VITAMIN C/VITAMIN B12/INTRINSIC FACTOR - ORAL
BRAND NAME(S): Foltrin
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.
USES: This medication is a multivitamin product used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy). Iron is an important mineral the body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell production, and nerve function. Intrinsic factor is identical to a substance that is made naturally in the stomach. It improves the absorption of vitamin B12.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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