docusate and ferrous fumarate (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking docusate and ferrous fumarate (Ferro-Sequels)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or food dyes, or if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use docusate and ferrous fumarate, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
It is not known whether this medication could be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether this medicine 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.
Do not give docusate and ferrous fumarate to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take docusate and ferrous fumarate (Ferro-Sequels)?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take docusate and ferrous fumarate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking docusate and ferrous fumarate .
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
Do not crush, chew, open, or break a docusate and ferrous fumarate tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Docusate and ferrous fumarate is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet. It is very important to follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you should eat to make sure you get enough iron from both your diet and your medication.
Store this medication at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the liquid medicine from freezing.
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