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Niferex-150 Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- What are the possible side effects of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- How should I take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Niferex-150)?
- What happens if I overdose (Niferex-150)?
- What should I avoid while taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- What other drugs will affect ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Niferex-150)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Niferex-150)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tarry stools, weak or rapid pulse, fever, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
Do not take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide within 2 hours before or after you take any of the following medicines
- levodopa (Larodopa, Dopar, Sinemet);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, others);
- methyldopa (Aldomet);
- penicillamine (Cuprimine);
- antacids (Amphojel, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Rulox, Tums, and others);
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap); or
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), and others.
Ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of the drugs listed above.
What other drugs will affect ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex-150)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
- an estrogen such as Premarin, Ogen, Estratest, Vivelle, Climara, Estring, Estrace, and others; or
- an oral birth control pill such as Alesse, Levlen, Ovral, Triphasil, Tri-Levlen, Lo-Ovral, and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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