polysaccharide iron complex - oral, Niferex (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: If you are taking this medication under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist firstBefore using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: levodopa, methyldopa, penicillamine, magnesium-containing products (e.g., vitamin supplements), thyroid medications, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin), tetracycline antibiotics, certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenytoin, fosphenytoin), pyrimethamine, bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate, risedronate).Tell your doctor or laboratory personnel you take this drug because products that contain iron can cause false results with certain tests that check for blood in the stools.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include unconsciousness, paleness, weak-rapid heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or green diarrhea/tarry stools.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood counts-CBC) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.There are many iron supplement products available. Some can be purchased without a prescription. Consult your doctor or pharmacist on the choice of a product best for you.This medication is not a substitute for a proper diet. It is important to maintain a well-balanced diet. Foods rich in iron include beans, nuts, asparagus, oatmeal, red meat, and dried peaches.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/24/2012
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