Niferex (Polysaccharide-Iron complex)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Niferex150 mg
Niferex250 mg

Generic Equivalent of Niferex

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Polysaccharide-Iron complex150 mg

Niferex Information:

Niferex (Generic name: Polysaccharide-Iron Complex) is an iron supplement used to prevent and treat low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy). Iron is an important mineral helps produce red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. Take Niferex exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Niferex Side Effects:

The most common Niferex side effects are black stools, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as sharp stomach pain; bloody stools, or symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.

Niferex Precautions:

Do NOT take Niferex oral if you have a normal iron balance. Before taking Niferex, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as allergies or asthma, certain blood disorders (e.g., haemolytic anemia), iron overload disorder (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis), liver or kidney disease, stomach or intestinal problems, or vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia). Keep Niferex medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron by a child can be fatal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. Iron polysaccharide may decrease the absorption of other medicines, especially of: antibiotics, antiseizure, bisphosphonates, levodopa, levothyroxine, methyldopa, penicillamine, pyrimethamine, thyroid replacement drugs, and oral calcium supplements.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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