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Brand Names: Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews

Generic Name: carbonyl iron (Pronunciation: car BAH nill I ern)

What is carbonyl iron (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

Carbonyl iron 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.

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

Carbonyl iron may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Feosol 50 mg

oblong, red, imprinted with Fe

What are the possible side effects of carbonyl iron (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking carbonyl iron and seek emergency medical attention.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue taking carbonyl iron and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you experience

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea or vomiting,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • black or darker than normal appearing stools, 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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about carbonyl iron (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

Keep this medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron by a child can be fatal.

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



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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