United Home Fersulfate Plus

United Home Fersulfate Plus

Manufacturer:

UNILAB, Inc

Distributor:

UNILAB, Inc
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate, folic acid.
Description
Each tablet contains: Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate 300 mg (equivalent to 60 mg elemental iron) and Folic Acid 250 mcg.
Indications/Uses
This medicine is used for the prevention of iron deficiency anemia and as a prenatal hematinic.
Dosage/Direction for Use
One tablet, daily. Or as prescribed by the physician.
Missed Dose: If the patient misses a dose, take another dose as soon as the patient remembers it and then the next dose at the usual recommended schedule. Never take two doses at the same time.
Overdosage
Since Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, overdose is rather unlikely to happen. However, the possibility of overdose cannot be discounted especially in patients taking high doses of folic acid in long-term situations such as during pregnancy. In rare cases, patients have shown overdose symptoms that include: Gastrointestinal side effects (such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea or gas); Rash.
Serious iron poisoning usually causes symptoms within 6 hours of the overdose. The symptoms of iron poisoning typically occur in 5 stages: Stage 1 (within 6 hours after the overdose): symptoms include vomiting, vomiting with blood, diarrhea, abdominal pain, irritability, and drowsiness. If poisoning is very serious, rapid breathing, a rapid heart rate, coma, unconsciousness, seizure, and low blood pressure may develop.
Stage 2 (6 to 48 hours after the overdose): The person's condition can appear to improve.
Stage 3 (12 to 48 hours after overdose): Very low blood pressure (shock), fever, jaundice, liver failure, metabolic acidosis, and seizures can develop.
Stage 4 (2 to 5 days after overdose): The liver fails, and people may die from shock, bleeding, and blood-clotting abnormalities. Sugar levels in the blood can decrease. Confusion and sluggishness (lethargy) or coma can develop.
Stage 5 (2 to 5 weeks after overdose): The stomach or intestines can become blocked by scars. Scarring in either organ can cause crampy abdominal pain and vomiting. Severe scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) can develop later.
If the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage, consult a doctor or a Poison Control Center right away.
Contraindications
When the patient is allergic to any ingredient of the product.
Iron salts should not be given to patients receiving repeated blood transfusions or to patients with anemia not produced by iron deficiency.
Special Precautions
Tell the doctor if the patient is pregnant, or is breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Should be given with care to patients with iron-shortage or iron-absorption diseases, hemoglobinopathies and gastrointestinal disease.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Consult a doctor: If any undesirable effects occurs.
Adverse Reactions
The following undesirable effects may occur: Dark discoloration of feces, Gastrointestinal irritation and abdominal pain, Nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea or constipation.
Drug Interactions
The following medicines can affect or be affected by Iron + Folic acid 60 mg/250 mcg Tablet: Injectable iron medicines. Oral iron should not be administered concomitantly with parenteral iron.
Compounds containing calcium and magnesium including antacids, mineral supplements and bicarbonates, carbonates, oxalates or phosphates may impair the absorption of iron.
Zinc salts may decrease the absorption of iron.
Tetracyclines and iron salts diminish absorption when taken together orally.
The response to iron may be delayed in patients receiving systemic chloramphenicol.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
Protect from direct sunlight.
ATC Classification
B03AD - Iron in combination with folic acid ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Tab (old-rose colored bi-convex, plain on both sides) 100's.
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