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Niferex Capsules Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is iron polysaccharide (Niferex Capsules)?
- What are the possible side effects of iron polysaccharide?
- What is the most important information I should know about iron polysaccharide?
- Who should not take iron polysaccharide?
- How should I take iron polysaccharide?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking iron polysaccharide?
- What other drugs will affect iron polysaccharide?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time to take the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take the next regularly scheduled dose as directed. Do not take a double dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a iron polysaccharide overdose include decreased energy; nausea; vomiting; abdominal pain; tarry stools; a weak, rapid pulse; fever; coma; seizures; and death.
What should I avoid while taking iron polysaccharide?
Keep this medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron by a child can be fatal.
Iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking iron polysaccharide if you take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
What other drugs will affect iron polysaccharide?
Do not take iron polysaccharide within 2 hours of a dose of any of the following medicines
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Achromycin, Sumycin), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox), demeclocycline (Declomycin), oxytetracycline (Terramycin), or troleandomycin (TAO);
- a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex) ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), sparfloxacin (Zagam), or trovafloxacin (Trovan);
- levodopa (Larodopa, Dopar, Sinemet);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, others);
- methyldopa (Aldomet); or
- penicillamine (Cuprimine).
Iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of the drugs listed above.
Do not take antacids within 2 hours of a dose of iron polysaccharide. Antacids may decrease the absorption of iron polysaccharide.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with iron polysaccharide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines while taking iron polysaccharide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about 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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