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Niferex Elixir

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

Niferex® Elixir (polysaccaride-iron complex)
(polysaccharide-iron complex as cell-contracted akaganéite)

DESCRIPTION

HIGH POTENCY IRON SUPPLEMENT

  • dye free
  • sugar free

8 fl oz (236 mL)

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 tsp

Servings Per Container 48

  Amount Per Teaspoon % Daily Value
Iron (elemental) 100 mg 560%

Other ingredients:Sorbitol, alcohol 10%, caramel, hydrochloric acid, purified water. May also contain: sodium hydroxide.

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.

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

INDICATIONS

Use for treatment of uncomplicated iron deficiency anemias.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

SHAKE WELL

12 years and over: 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls daily

6 to 12 years: 1 teaspoonful daily

Under 6 years: As directed by physician

HOW SUPPLIED

8 fl oz (236 mL)

NDC 64011-160-05

DO NOT PURCHASE IF PRINTED SAFETY SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING

Store at controlled room temperature 15°- 30° C (59°- 86° F).

Questions? 1-877-567-7676. Mktd. by Ther-Rx Corp. St. Louis, MO 63044. 03/05. FDA Rev date: n/a

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

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.

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

PRECAUTIONS

No information provided.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

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Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS section.

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