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carbonyl iron (cont.)


What happens if I miss a dose (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time to take next dose, skip the dose you missed and take the next regularly scheduled dose as directed. Do not take a double dose.

What happens if I overdose (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of a carbonyl iron overdose include decreased energy; nausea; vomiting; abdominal pain; tarry stools; a weak, rapid pulse; fever; coma; seizures; and death.

What should I avoid while taking 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.

What other drugs will affect carbonyl iron (Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews)?

Do not take carbonyl iron within 2 hours of a dose of any of the following medicines

Carbonyl iron may decrease the absorption of the drugs listed above.

Do not take antacids within 2 hours of a dose of carbonyl iron. Antacids may decrease the absorption of carbonyl iron.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with carbonyl iron. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines while taking carbonyl iron.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about carbonyl iron written for health professionals that you may read.

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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