polysaccharide iron complex - oral, Niferex
GENERIC NAME: POLYSACCHARIDE IRON COMPLEX - ORAL (POL-ee-SAK-a-ride EYE-urn)
BRAND NAME(S): Niferex
If an accidental overdose occurs, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center.
USES: This medication is used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., anemia). Iron helps produce red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth. It is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water. If this product upsets your stomach, take it with food or after meals, with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking it. Follow your doctor's directions closely. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.Take this product at least 2 hours before or after antacids, tetracycline, and bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate). If you are taking a quinolone antibiotic (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), consult your pharmacist for the proper time to take this medication. The iron in this product can bind to these drugs, decreasing their absorption in the bloodstream.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/24/2012
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