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ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ascorbic acid and iron polysaccharide (Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150)?

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:

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 (Ferrex 150 Plus, Fe-Tinic 150, Niferex-150)?

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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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