Niferex (Polysaccharide-Iron complex) is a multivitamin and multimineral dietary supplement indicated for use in improving the nutritional status of patients with iron deficiency. This medication is an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron caused by anemia or pregnancy. Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health. Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach (usually if taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals). If stomach upset occurs, you may take this medication with food. Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea, or coffee within 2 hours before or after this medication because they will decrease its effectiveness. Take tablets or capsules with a full glass of water unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking your tablet or capsule dose. Swallow extended-release capsules whole. Do not crush or chew extended-release capsules or tablets.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Niferex capsules also called Triferexx from Canada in the strength of 150 mg, and Ezfer Triferexx with Ascorbic acid 250 mg manufactured by Canmed Pharma. We also offer Generic Niferex (Polysaccharide- Iron complex Jamp Ferrous Polysaccharide Capsule) 150 mg capsules from Canada by Jamp Pharma.
The common side effects of Niferex may include upset stomach or throwing up, constipation, change in color of stool to green, diarrhea, belly pain. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Black, tarry, or bloody stools;
• Stomach cramps;
• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; itching; red, swollen, peeling skin with or without fever; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking;
• Throwing up blood;
• Very upset stomach;
• Very bad belly pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Niferex if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies, have iron overload disorder (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). Before taking Niferex, inform your doctor if you: are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver problems, stomach/intestinal problems, have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame. Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about any medical conditions you may have and all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines, especially: antacids or tetracycline antibiotics, bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), certain antibiotics (e.g., penicillamine, chloramphenicol, quinolones), certain anti-seizure drugs (for example, hydantoins such as phenytoin), Levodopa, methyldopa, thyroid replacement drugs (e.g., levothyroxine). If your brand of iron supplement also contains folic acid, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia) before taking it. Folic acid may falsely improve certain laboratory tests for vitamin B12 deficiency without actually treating this anemia. Untreated vitamin B12 deficiency may result in serious nerve problems (for example, peripheral neuropathy symptoms such as numbness/pain/tingling sensations).
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