Ferrous Fumarate 210mg (84)
- Prevents or treats iron deficiency anaemia
- Reduces the likelihood of stomach irritation
- Active Ingredient: Ferrous Fumarate
- Buy with confidence from UK registered pharmacy
Ferrous Fumarate Tablets are used to prevent or treat iron deficiency anaemia. The prevention of iron deficiency
during pregnancy usually requires a combination of iron and folic acid.
What Ferrous Fumarate Tablets Are And What They Are Used For
Ferrous Fumarate Tablets contain a form of iron called ferrous fumarate. Iron is usually found in foods and is necessary for the normal development of red blood cells.
A lack of iron affects the development of the red blood cells and causes a reduction in the number of red blood cells found in the body (iron deficiency anaemia).
Ferrous Fumarate Tablets are used to prevent or treat iron deficiency anaemia. The prevention of iron deficiency during pregnancy usually requires a combination of iron and folic acid.
Ferrous Fumarate Tablet Consumption Precautions
DO NOT take Ferrous Fumarate Tablets if:
• You know that you are allergic to ferrous fumarate or any of the other ingredients, or to any other medicine containing iron
• You have noticed blood in your urine
• You suffer from any form of anaemia, other than iron deficiency anaemia, or from any other condition where your body’s iron is affected (your doctor will be able to advise you)
• You have bronze markings on your skin or you have been told that you have increased stores of iron in your tissues
• You are suffering from a recently diagnosed stomach or duodenal ulcer
• You are undergoing repeated blood transfusions
• You suffer from ulcerative colitis or any other inflammatory condition of the bowels.
Speak to your doctor if any of these apply to you before you take your medicine.
How To Take Ferrous Fumarate Tablets
It is important to take your medicine at the right time. You must take it as directed by your doctor. The label will tell you how much to take and how often. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose to treat Iron deficiency anaemia is one tablet two to three times a day.
The dose for prevention of anaemia is one tablet once or twice a day.
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water. You can also chew or crush the tablets. Taking Ferrous Fumarate Tablets with meals may help to relieve any stomach related side effects.
Your doctor will advise you on how long you should take the tablets. You can stop taking the tablets three months after the anaemia has been corrected. You should not take the tablets for more than six months.
Your medicine is very dangerous if taken by young children and care should be taken to keep the medicine safely
out of the reach of children. If you have to go to another doctor or to the hospital tell them you are taking Ferrous Fumarate Tablets.
If you take too many tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or doctor immediately. Take any remaining tablets and this leaflet with you so that the medical staff know exactly what you have taken. Your
medicine is very dangerous if taken by young children and care should be taken to keep the medicine safely out of the reach of children.
Signs and symptoms of an iron overdose include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting of blood (haematemesis), and rectal bleeding.
If you forget to take your Ferrous Fumarate Tablets, take your dose as soon as you remember. Then go on as before. If it is almost time for the next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all.
Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, Ferrous Fumarate Tablets can sometimes cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
They might be:
• Feeling sick or being sick
• Diarrhoea or constipation.
Also, you might find your stools are darker in colour after you have taken this medicine. This is quite commonly seen with all iron preparations and is normal.
If these side effects get serious, or if you notice any other side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Storing Ferrous Fumarate Tablets
Important warning: contains iron.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children, as overdose may be fatal.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package/container in order to protect from light.
If you have any of your medicine left after finishing your treatment, return it to your pharmacist.
Do not use your medicine if the pack is damaged or after the Expiry Date stated on the carton and blister. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
The active substance is ferrous fumarate. Each tablet contains 210mg ferrous iron. Ferrous fumarate is an iron compound.
The other ingredients are maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, gelatin, liquid paraffin and purified water