Almus Ferrous Gluconate 300mg 28 Tablets
Almus Ferrous Gluconate 300mg 28 Tablets
Iron is an essential vitamin needed for the growth and development of your body, and Ferrous Gluconate delivers just that.
- Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are used for the treatment and prevention of diagnosed iron deficiency
- Ferrous Gluconate is a form of iron necessary for the production of hemoglobin (protein in red blood cells), which carries oxygen around the body
- Iron is involved in the formation of myoglobin, a pigment that stores oxygen in muscles for use during exercise
- Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development
- Your body also needs iron to make some hormones
- 2 tablets a day helps you prevent iron-deficiency, if you have been diagnosed
What conditions can be treated with Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets?
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are used for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency. Iron is necessary for the production of haemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body, and is involved in the formation of myoglobin, a pigment that stores oxygen in muscles for use during exercise.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets?
If you forget to take a dose, leave out that dose and take the next dose when it is due. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
What are the possible side effects of Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets?
Like all medicines, Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets and contact your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction, haemorrhage/blood loss, circulatory failure/collapse, vomiting blood, or severe diarrhoea. Other less serious side effects include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, lack or loss of appetite, and dark colouration of stools.
Can Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets be taken during pregnancy?
During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, only take Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets if your doctor has specifically recommended it. This medicine may be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding if you are at risk of developing iron deficiency anaemia.
What should I do if I take more Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets than recommended dose?
If you, or anyone else, has taken too many tablets, contact your doctor or nearest casualty department immediately. If you have taken too much Ferrous Gluconate, you may experience nausea, vomiting (including vomiting blood), abdominal pain, bleeding from the bottom, diarrhoea, low blood pressure, lack of energy, changes in metabolism, coma, seizures, and liver problems. An overdose in children can be fatal.
Active ingredient: Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Sodium starch glycollate, stearic acid, colloidal anhydrous silica.
Sugar-coat excipients: Sucrose, polyvinylacetate phthalate, stearic acid, talc, calcium carbonate, acacia, titanium dioxide (E171), certolake ponceau 4R, yellow carnauba wax, white beeswax, shellac.
Usage and Instructions
Always take this medicine as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Take the tablets about 1 hour before meals with water or , even better, with a glass of orange juice, as vitamin C increases the absorption of iron.
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 12 years, for the prevention of iron deficiency, should take two tablets daily.
For the treatment of iron deficiency: take four to six tablets daily in divided doses.
Children (aged 6-12 years) should, for the prevention of iron deficiency, take one or two tablets daily.
For the treatment of iron deficiency: take three tablets daily in divided doses.
Children less than 6 years of age should NOT take this medicine.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription, prior to taking this product.
Do not take iron supplements at the same time as:
- Antiacids (e.g.gaviscon). Take 2 hours apart.
- Zinc supplements. The absorption of both iron and zinc is reduced if taken together.
- Levothyroxine. Take 2 hours apart.
- Tea, coffee, eggs, milk, milk containing products, yoghurt, wholegrain breads and cereal (because they contain phytic acid).
Check with your doctor before taking extra iron if you take the following medications:
- Certain antibiotics. If you started a course of antibiotic, check with your pharmacist or GP that this doesn't interact with iron.
- Medications for Parkinson's disease (e.g. Carbidopa, Levodopa). Often these medications interact and iron can impact the way they work.
- Medications for stomach acid (e.g.omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole).
- Vitamin E supplements. If you have anemia and take iron regularly, you might want to discuss increasing your vitamin E.
Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and sight of children, as an overdose may be fatal.
Do not take this product if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ferrous gluconate, medicines containing iron, or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
Large doses may have an corrosive effect on gastro-intestinal mucosa which can lead to necrosis and perforation Ferrous Gluconate should be used with caution in patients with haemolytic anaemia.
Care should be exercised in patients with iron-absorption diseases, existing gastro-intestinal disease, intestinal strictures and diverticulae.
Caution is required in the elderly, who may be at increased risk of serious adverse reactions.
Do not take this product if you have a build-up of too much iron in the body (hemochromatosis).
Do not take this product if you suffer from iron storage (haemosiderosis) or absorption (haemoglobinuria).
Do not take this product if you have anaemia not caused by Iron deficiency.
Do not take this product if you receive regular blood transfusions or iron by IV infusion (drip).
Do not take this product if you have a stomach ulcer or small intestine ulcer.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets if any of the below apply:
You are having tests for occult (hidden) blood in the stools, this medicine can colour faeces black.
You are elderly as there is an increased risk of unwanted effects.
You suffer from a breakdown of red blood cells (haemolytic anaemia).
You also have a deficiency of vitamin B12 or folic acid.
You have diabetes, as these tablets contain sugar.
You have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
You have a history of stomach ulcers.
You suffer from inflammatory bowel disease.
You have intestinal strictures or suffer from diverticular disease.
You have had an operation to remove all or part of the stomach (gastrectomy).
After correction of iron deficiency, the duration of use of this product should generally not exceed 3 months. Long-term use of this product may cause tooth decay and infections.
If any of the conditions listed above apply to you, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This product contains sucrose. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine.
Before starting treatment it is important to exclude any underlying causes of anaemia, e.g. gastric erosions or colonic carcinoma.
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