Galfer Ferrous Fumarate 305mg 100 Capsules
Galfer Ferrous Fumarate 305mg 100 Capsules
Galfer Ferrous Fumarate Capsules are suitable for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiencies and anaemia.
- Contains 305mg of Ferrous Fumarate
- 100 Capsules
Galfer Capsules contains contain 305mg of Ferrous Fumarate and are used for the treatment and prevention of iron-deficiency anaemia.
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). Therefore, ferrous fumarate iron tablets are used to prevent or as a iron deficiency anaemia treatment.
Anaemia is a condition which occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its colour. Haemoglobin’s job is to carry oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and therefore haemoglobin are low the blood fails to supply the body’s tissues with sufficient amounts of oxygen. As your lungs and heart will then have to work harder to get oxygen into the blood, symptoms of anaemia, such as difficulty in breathing will begin to develop.
Women are mainly affected by anaemia during pregnancy or those who suffer with heavy periods. In addition, the prevention of anaemia during pregnancy usually requires a combination of iron and folic acid.
305g Ferrous Fumarate BP (equivalent to 100mg elemental iron)
Capsule shell ingredients:
Quinoline Yellow (E104), Indigotine (E132), Titanium Dioxide (E171), Erythrosine (E127), Gelatin.
Usage and Instructions
For oral administration. Only suitable for adults and children over 12 years old.
1 capsule daily, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
1 capsule twice daily, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Ferrous Fumarate tablets may not work as well if they are taken around the same time as the following foods: tea, coffee, eggs, milk or milk products, wholegrain bread and cereals, and any high fibre food. Make sure you take your tablets at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating any of these foods.
This medicine can be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Ferrous Fumarate is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Acute iron poisoning is a serious risk in the paediatric population.
Your stools may turn black whilst taking Ferrous Fumarate. If you have a test for the detection of blood in your stools, tell your doctor you are taking Ferrous Sulphate as black stools may cause an incorrect result to the test.
Do not take Ferrous Fumarate Tablets if you:
Have an intestinal blockage.
Have been told by your doctor that you have a disease of the bowels known as diverticular disease.
Suffer from a rare inherited problem involving the way your blood cells use iron known as haemochromatosis or haemosiderosis.
Are receiving repeated blood transfusions.
Are already being treated with iron injections.
Are already taking medicines containing iron.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines, or any medicines bought without a prescription, as Ferrous Sulphate Tablets may stop these from working properly:
Antibiotics: tetracyclines, quinolones or chloramphenicol.
A penicillamine (for metal poisoning or rheumatoid arthritis).
If your doctor tells you that you can continue taking Ferrous Sulphate with the above medication, please take note of the following advice:
Tetracycline antibiotics: take these at least 2 hours before OR 3 hours after taking your Ferrous Sulphate.
Quinolones and penicillamines: take these at least 2 hours before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrous Sulphate.
Indigestion remedies (e.g. antacids), calcium supplements, oxalates or phosphates: take these at least 1 hour before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrous Sulphate.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:
- Abdominal pain.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
- Darkening of stools.
If you get an upset stomach after taking these tablets on an empty stomach this may be helped by taking the tablets with food.