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  • Pharmacy Author:
    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.

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PREGNANCY: The FDA classifies polysaccharide iron complex in pregnancy category A, which means that polysaccharide iron complex can be safely and effectively used in pregnant females without any risks to the unborn.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether polysaccharide iron complex enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of polysaccharide iron complex are constipation, diarrhea, nausea, dark stools, and abdominal pain.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014
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