ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Tandem)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tandem)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of iron can be fatal, especially in a young child.
Symptoms of a ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide overdose may include nausea, vomiting, shallow breathing, weak pulse, pale skin, blue lips, extreme weakness, fainting, or death.
What should I avoid while taking ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide (Tandem)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using this medicaction unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide (Tandem)?
There may be other drugs that can affect ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide written for health professionals that you may read.
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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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