ferrous fumarate and folic acid (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking ferrous fumarate and folic acid (Ed Cyte F, Ferrocite F, Hematinic with Folic Acid, Hemocyte-F, Ircon-FA)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use ferrous fumarate and folic acid, 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 ferrous fumarate and folic acid to a child younger than 12 years old.
How should I take ferrous fumarate and folic acid (Ed Cyte F, Ferrocite F, Hematinic with Folic Acid, Hemocyte-F, Ircon-FA)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take ferrous fumarate and folic acid on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Ferrous fumarate and folic acid 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 and folic acid from both your diet and your medication.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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