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Ferrous Fumarate

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Non-pregnant Adults

For the treatment of iron deficiency and prevention of concomitant folic acid deficiency.

Pregnant Females

For the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency and to supply a maintenance dosage of folic acid.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Contraindicated in patients with pernicious anemia and in the rare instance of hypersensitivity to folic acid. Hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis are contraindications to iron therapy.

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.

PRECAUTION

Anemia is a manifestation that requires appropriate investigation to determine its cause or causes. Folic acid alone is unwarranted in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency states such as pernicious anemia. Folic acid, especially in doses above 100 mcg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematological remission may occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. Concomitant parenteral therapy with vitamin B12 may be necessary for adequate treatment of patients with a deficiency of vitamin B12. Pernicious anemia is rare in women of childbearing age, and the likelihood of its occurrence along with pregnancy is reduced by the impairment of fertility associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. In older patients and those with conditions tending to lead to vitamin B12 depletion, serum B12 levels should be regularly assessed during treatment.

Drug Interactions

Absorption of iron is inhibited by magnesium trisilicate and antacids containing carbonates. Since oral iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline antibiotics, these products should not be taken within two hours of each other. Iron absorption may also be inhibited by the ingestion of milk or eggs.

Carcinogenesis

Adequate data are not available on long-term potential for carcinogenesis in animals and humans.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category A

Studies in pregnant women have not shown that the ingredients in Ferrous Fumarate caplets formula increase the risk of fetal abnormalities if administered during pregnancy. If this product is used during pregnancy, the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. Because studies cannot rule out the possibility of harm, however, Ferrous Fumarate caplets should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

Folic acid and ascorbic acid are excreted in breast milk.

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Rarely, controlled-release iron produces gastrointestinal reactions, such as diarrhea or constipation. Administering the dose with meals will minimize these effects in the iron-sensitive patient. Allergic sensitization has been reported with both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.

OVERDOSAGE

Signs and symptoms of iron toxicity, which may be delayed because the iron is in a controlled-release form, may include pallor and cyanosis, vomiting of blood, diarrhea, passage of dark-colored stool, shock, drowsiness and coma. In overdosage, efforts should be made to hasten the elimination of the caplets ingested. An emetic should be administered as soon as possible, followed by gastric lavage if indicated. Immediately following emesis, a large dose of saline cathartic should be used to speed passage through the intestinal tract. X-ray examination may then be considered to determine the position and number of caplets remaining in the gastrointestinal tract.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Adults, including Pregnant Females

The recommended dose is one (1) caplet daily on an empty stomach.

HOW SUPPLIED

Ferrous Fumarate is supplied in bottles of 30 caplets.

Product Code: 13811-051-30

STORAGE

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F), excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Call your doctor about side effects. You may report side effects by calling 888 9 TRIGEN (888-987-4436).

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Rx Only

All prescriptions using this product shall be pursuant to statutes as applicable. This is not an Orange Book product. There are no implied or explicit claims on therapeutic equivalence.

Manufactured for:

TRIGEN Laboratories, Inc., Sayreville, NJ 08872

www.trigenlab.com

Rev. 05/13

13811-051-30

Rx Only

Ferrous Fumarate

Caplets

30 CAPLETS

TRIGEN

LABORATORIES

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Ferrous Fumarate pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

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Ferrous Fumarate available forms, composition, doses:

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Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Ferrous Fumarate destination | category:

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Ferrous Fumarate Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

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Ferrous Fumarate pharmaceutical companies:

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References

  1. Dailymed."FERRETTS (FERROUS FUMARATE) TABLET, FILM COATED [PHARMICS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Ferrous Fumarate?

Depending on the reaction of the Ferrous Fumarate after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Ferrous Fumarate not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Ferrous Fumarate addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Ferrous Fumarate, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Ferrous Fumarate consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
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Not expensive1
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One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Ferrous Fumarate drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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201-500mg1
100.0%

One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Ferrous Fumarate drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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Empty stomach1
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Two visitors reported age

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30-452
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