polysaccharide iron complex, Iferex 150, Ferrex 150, Niferex 150

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is polysaccharide iron complex-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

Polysaccharide iron complex is an iron containing drug used to improve low iron levels. Iron is an essential nutrient. It is a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, proteins that are used to transport oxygen. Iron also is part of several essential enzymes, for example, cytochromes, which are involved in electron transport. Iron deficiency causes anemia.

What brand names are available for polysaccharide iron complex-oral?

Iferex 150, Ferrex 150, Niferex 150.

Is polysaccharide iron complex-oral available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for polysaccharide iron complex-oral?

No

What are the side effects of polysaccharide iron complex-oral?

Common side effects of polysaccharide iron complex are: 

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