GENERIC NAME: IRON/VITAMIN C SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL (EYE-urn/Vitamin C)
BRAND NAME(S): Fero-Grad, Folitab
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6 years of age. 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 an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy). Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) improves the absorption of iron from the stomach.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.This medication is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If stomach upset occurs, you may take this medication with food. Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea, or coffee within 2 hours before or after this medication because they will decrease its effectiveness.Swallow this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
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