Niferex Capsules Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Niferex Capsules (Ferrochel and polysaccharide iron complex) is a form of the mineral iron used as a dietary supplement, and to prevent and to treat iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia. Common side effects include stomach upset, nausea or vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, black or darker than normal appearing stools, or temporary staining of the teeth.
The adult dose of Niferex is 1 or 2 capsules twice daily. Dosage for children age 6 and older is 1 capsule daily. Niferex may interact with antibiotics, levodopa, levothyroxine, methyldopa, penicillamine, or antacids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Consult your doctor before using Niferex if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Our Niferex Capsules (Ferrochel and polysaccharide iron complex) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Niferex Capsules in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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,
- black or darker than normal appearing stools, or
- temporary staining of the teeth.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Niferex Capsules (Polysaccharide Iron Complex Capsules) »
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Niferex Capsules FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
No information provided.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Niferex Capsules (Polysaccharide Iron Complex Capsules) »
Additional Niferex Capsules Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.