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Niferex Capsules

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/18/2008
Drug Description

Niferex Capsules
(Ferrochel® and polysaccharide iron complex) Capsules


Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Iron (elemental)
(67% as Ferrochel®* and 33% as polysaccharide iron complex)
60 mg 333%

Other ingredients: Lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, gelatin, titanium dioxide, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1, pharmaceutical glaze.

For Consumers

What are the possible side effects of iron polysaccharide?

If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking iron polysaccharide and seek emergency medical attention.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue taking iron polysaccharide and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you experience

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea or vomiting,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • black or darker than normal appearing stools, or
  • temporary staining of the teeth.

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Indications & Dosage


No information provided.



Adults: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily.

Children age 6 and older: 1 capsule daily.


NDC 64011-134-11 100 Capsules

Store at controlled room temperature 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°- 30°C (59°- 86°F). Avoid excessive heat 40°C (104°F). Avoid freezing.

* Ferrochel® (ferrous bis-glycinate chelate) is a registered trademark of Albion International, Inc., Clearfield, Utah, and is protected under U.S. Patent Nos. 4,599,152 and 4,830,716. Mktd. by Ther-Rx Corp. St. Louis, MO 63044. 12/04. FDA rev date: n/a

Side Effects & Drug Interactions


No information provided.


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Warnings & Precautions


WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach; however, occasional gastrointestinal discomfort (such as nausea) may be minimized by taking with meals. Iron-containing medication may occasionally cause black stools, constipation, or diarrhea, which is usually transient and self-limiting.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

NOTICE: This product is supplied in tamper-evident blisters. Do not use if outer foil is torn or missing.


No information provided.

Overdosage & Contraindications


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Clinical Pharmacology
Medication Guide


No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS section.

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