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Niferex® Elixir (polysaccaride-iron complex)
(polysaccharide-iron complex as cell-contracted akaganéite)
HIGH POTENCY IRON SUPPLEMENT
- dye free
- sugar free
8 fl oz (236 mL)
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.
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,
- black or darker than normal appearing stools, or
- temporary staining of the teeth.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Niferex Elixir Information
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