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Proferrin (Heme Iron Polypeptide)

Drug:Proferrin Tablets
Mfr.:Aralez Pharma
Proferrin Tablets
Aralez Pharma


Proferrin is an iron supplement used to treat iron deficiency (low levels of iron) or anemia (low red blood cells). Iron is a mineral essential to keep your body healthy by producing red blood cells. Proferrin is a natural iron supplement made from naturally sourced heme iron polypeptide (HIP), which is iron derived from bovine hemoglobin. Heme iron can be naturally found from animal sources including fish, meat, and poultry. And non-heme iron comes from plant sources including dried beans, lentils, peas, some fruits and vegetables. Proferrin can be taken with or without food. It is available as an OTC item and no prescription is required to buy Proferrin. Follow the instructions on the label.

Manufacturer Information supplies brand Proferrin comes from Canada by Medical Futures Inc. It comes in oral tablet form. Each tablet contains 11 mg elemental iron. There is no generic equivalent of Proferrin.

Side Effects

Proferrin is claimed by patients to be well tolerated. Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach and stomach cramping may occur. If any of these effects get worsen, please notify your doctor promptly.

Customer Precautions

Do not take Proferrin if:
• You have any other allergies or if you are allergic to any ingredients in this medication
• You have hemochromatosis (iron overload disorder), hemosiderosis, and hemolytic anemia

Before taking Proferrin, please tell your doctor all your medical history, including:
• If you have intestinal or stomach problems
• If you have other types of anemia
• If you have repeated blood transfusions

Tell your doctor all the prescriptions and otc medications including supplements you are taking, especially: antacids, antibiotics, and other iron-containing products. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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