heme iron polypeptide (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Proferrin-ES)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Proferrin-ES)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of heme iron polypeptide can be fatal to a child.
Overdose symptoms may include weakness, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea.
What should I avoid while taking heme iron polypeptide (Proferrin-ES)?
Do not take any vitamin or mineral supplements that your doctor has not prescribed or recommended.
What other drugs will affect heme iron polypeptide (Proferrin-ES)?
The following drugs can interact with heme iron polypeptide. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:
- cefdinir (Omnicef);
- chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin);
- levodopa (Larodopa, Sinemet);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid);
- methyldopa (Aldomet);
- penicillamine (Cuprimine);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), and others; or
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin), or tetracycline (Sumycin).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with heme iron polypeptide. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about heme iron polypeptide.
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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