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Drugs Info of Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150
Drugs Details
  • Drugs Type  : Multum
  • Date : 30th Jan 2015 06:37 am
  • Brand Name : Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150
  • Generic Name : ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Pronunciation: as KORE bik AS id and EYE urn SAK a ride)
Descriptions

Each orange film-coated tablet for oral administration contains:

Iron
  Ferrochel®* (elemental iron)................................. 50 mg
  Polysaccharide iron complex (elemental iron) ......... 150 mg
Succinic acid......................................................... 50 mg
Vitamin C as Ester-C®†
  Ascorbic acid (as calcium ascorbate)...................... 60 mg
  Threonic acid (as calcium threonate)..................... 0.8 mg
Folic acid, USP...................................................... 1 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)................................. 25 mcg
Zinc (zinc oxide).................................................... 10 mg
Docusate sodium.................................................. 50 mg

What are the possible side effects of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever;
  • severe lower back pain;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • blood in your urine; or
  • black or dark stools.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stomach upset;
  • nausea or...

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* Ferrochel® (ferrous bis-glycinate chelate) is a registered trademark of Albion International, Inc., Clearfield, Utah, and is protected under U.S. Patent Nos. 4,599,152; 4,830,716 and 6,716,814.
†Ester-C® is a patented pharmaceutical grade material consisting of calcium ascorbate and calcium threonate. Ester-C® is a licensed trademark of Zila Nutraceuticals, Inc.

Inactive ingredients: carnauba wax, citric acid, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake, FD&C Red No. 40 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 aluminum lake, fumed silica, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sorbic acid, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, and triacetin..

What are the possible side effects of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever;
  • severe lower back pain;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • blood in your urine; or
  • black or dark stools.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stomach upset;
  • nausea or...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Niferex Gold Tablets »

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications

For the treatment of all anemias responsive to oral iron therapy, such as hypochromic anemia associated with pregnancy, chronic or acute blood loss, dietary restriction, metabolic disease and post-surgical convalescence.

Dosage Administration

Usual adult dose is 1 tablet daily, or as directed by a physician.

How Supplied

Niferex® Gold Tablets (ferrous bis-glycinate chelate and polysaccharide iron complex) are supplied as oval, orange film-coated tablets, debossed "Ther-Rx" on one side and "162" with a partial bisect on the other side, in bottles of 90 tablets (NDC 64011162-26)..

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

Mktd. by Ther-Rx Corp. St. Louis, MO 63044. .05/05. FDA rev date: n/a

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Side Effects

Adverse reactions with iron therapy may include constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dark stools and abdominal pain. Adverse reactions with iron therapy are usually transient.

Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.

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Interactions

No information provided.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Warnings

Folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where Vitamin B12 is deficient.

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.

Precautions

General.

Do not exceed recommended dose.

The type of anemia and the underlying cause or causes should be determined before starting therapy with Niferex® Gold. Since the anemia may be a result of a systemic disturbance, such as recurrent blood loss, the underlying cause or causes should be corrected, if possible.

Folic Acid

Folic acid in doses above 1.0 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. Pernicious anemia should be excluded before using this product since folic acid may mask the symptoms of pernicious anemia.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established..

Geriatric Use

Clinical studies on this product have not been performed in sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether elderly subjects respond differently from younger subjects. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy..

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

OverDose

The clinical course of acute iron overdosage can be variable. Initial symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tarry stools, melena, hematemesis, hypotension, tachycardia, metabolic acidosis, hyperglycemia, dehydration, drowsiness, pallor, cyanosis, lassitude, seizures, shock and coma.

The oral LD50 of polysaccharide iron complex was estimated to be greater than 5000 mg iron/kg in the rat. Chronic toxicity studies in rats and dogs administered polysaccharide iron complex showed that a daily dosage of 250 mg iron/kg for three months had no adverse effects.

ContrainDications

This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis are contraindications to iron therapy.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Clinical Pharamacology

Iron is an essential component in the formation of hemoglobin. Adequate amounts of iron are necessary for effective erythropoiesis. Iron also serves as a cofactor of several essential enzymes, including cytochromes that are involved in electron transport.

Folic acid is required for nucleoprotein synthesis and the maintenance of normal erythropoiesis. Folic acid is converted in the liver and plasma to its metabolically active form, tetrahydrofolic acid, by dihydrofolate reductase.

Vitamin B12 is required for the maintenance of normal erythropoiesis, nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis, cell reproduction and normal growth. Intrinsic factor, a glycoprotein secreted by the gastric mucosa, is required for active absorption of Vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Patient Information

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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Patient Detailed Side Effect

Brand Names: Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150

Generic Name: ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Pronunciation: as KORE bik AS id and EYE urn SAK a ride)

  • What is ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What are the possible side effects of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • How should I take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What should I avoid while taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • What other drugs will affect ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Ascorbic acid is found in citrus fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy vegetables. Ascorbic acid is important for the skin and connective tissues, for normal chemical and hormonal production, and for the immune system.

Iron polysaccharide is a form of the mineral iron. Iron is important for many functions in the body, especially for the transport of oxygen in the blood.

Ascorbic acid is used to treat and prevent vitamin C deficiency.

Iron polysaccharide is used as a dietary supplement, and to prevent and to treat iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia.

Ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever;
  • severe lower back pain;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • blood in your urine; or
  • black or dark stools.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stomach upset;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • diarrhea;
  • constipation; or
  • temporary staining of the teeth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Niferex Gold Tablets (ferrous bis-glycinate chelate and polysaccharide iron complex) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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What is the most important information I should know about ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Do not take more ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide than is prescribed for you or than is directed on the package.

Keep this product out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide if you take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

If you do not have an iron deficiency, talk to your doctor about the use of ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide. Generally, ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide should not be taken chronically by individuals with a normal iron balance.

To make sure you can safely take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • diabetes;
  • hemosiderosis;
  • hemolytic anemia;
  • hemochromatosis;
  • kidney disease or an increased risk of kidney stones;
  • if you are on a sodium restricted diet; or
  • if you are allergic to sulfites or tartrazine.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Keep this product out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide if you take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide.

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

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Patient Detailed Avoid Taking

What happens if I miss a dose (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose can cause decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tarry stools, weak or rapid pulse, fever, or seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Do not take ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide within 2 hours before or after you take any of the following medicines

  • levodopa (Larodopa, Dopar, Sinemet);
  • levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, others);
  • methyldopa (Aldomet);
  • penicillamine (Cuprimine);
  • antacids (Amphojel, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Rulox, Tums, and others);
  • a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap); or
  • an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), and others.

Ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of the drugs listed above.

What other drugs will affect ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Niferex Gold Tablets)?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
  • an estrogen such as Premarin, Ogen, Estratest, Vivelle, Climara, Estring, Estrace, and others; or
  • an oral birth control pill such as Alesse, Levlen, Ovral, Triphasil, Tri-Levlen, Lo-Ovral, and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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