Hemarate FA

Hemarate FA

Manufacturer:

BIOFEMME, Inc

Distributor:

UNILAB, Inc
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Elemental Fe 60 mg (as Fe sulfate 187 mg), folic acid 600 mcg, vit B6 20 mg, vit B12 25 mcg
Indications/Uses
Prevention & treatment of Fe deficiency anemia, folate deficiency & for the lowering of plasma homocysteine.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 tab daily, as soon as pregnancy is detected.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Preferably taken between meals. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Conditions associated w/ Fe overload (eg, hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, thalassemia).
Special Precautions
Chronic liver failure, alcoholic cirrhosis, chronic alcoholism & pancreatic insufficiency. History of gastritis, peptic ulcer & GI bleeding. Active or suspected infection. Moderate increase in Fe stores is associated w/ increased risk of ischemic heart disease & cancer.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea. Fe: Vomiting, bloating, abdominal discomfort/epigastric pain, black stools, diarrhea, constipation & anorexia; metallic taste; flatulence, GI irritation, heartburn, stomach discomfort; hemosiderosis (long-term administration of large amounts of Fe). Vit B6: Sleepiness; headache, paresthesia; decreased serum folic acid conc, increased AST.
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption of cefdinir, bisphosphonates, carbidopa/levodopa, entacapone, fluoroquinolones, levodopa, levothyroxine, methyldopa, mycophenolate mofetil, penicillamine, & tetracyclines.
ATC Classification
B03AE02 - iron, multivitamins and folic acid ; Belongs to the class of iron in other combinations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Hemarate FA tab
Packing/Price
100's (P23/pack)
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