Polysaccharide-Iron Complex Oral Capsule 150Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Polysaccharide-Iron Complex: Oral capsule (150mg)

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Ferrex 150 Cap
Breckenridge Inc
Pill Identification: B203 
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What is this Medicine?

POLYSACCHARIDE-IRON COMPLEX (pol ee SAK uh rahyd - ahy ern KOM pleks) is an iron supplement. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by low iron levels.

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Ferrex 150 Capsule

NDC: 519910203
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)




Labeled but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Nutritional Supplementation, Iron-deficiency Anemia

Storage Information
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F, limited excursions permitted up to 86 degrees F
Ferrex 150 Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_7685.JPG
Breckenridge Inc
Pill Identification: B203 
Shape: capsule
Color: brown,orange
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Breckenridge Inc
Pill Identification: B203 
Shape: capsule
Color: brown,orange
Daily Life Interactions for Ferrex 150 Capsule

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Major Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Ferrex 150 Capsule(Polysaccharide-Iron Complex)
Food and Iron(Polysaccharide-Iron Complex)
Specific food or beverages including dairy products (such as cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese), coffee, or tea can decrease the absorption of Iron from the stomach. To limit this interaction, take Iron Salts (examples: Femiron, Feratab, Nephro-Fer, Slow FE) at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If stomach upset occurs, Iron Salts may be given with meals. However, where possible, avoid coffee, tea, or dairy products within 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking any Iron product. Taking these food together while taking Iron Salts can decrease the effectiveness to increase the amount of Iron in the body. In addition, Enteral Feedings (liquid nutritional feedings such as Ensure, Isocal, Jevity and others) are not recommended to be given within the 1 hour before and 1 hour after giving Ferrous Sulfate Elixir (example: Feosol Elixir). There does not appear to be an interaction with other liquid Iron products.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Enteral Feedings and Ferrex 150 Capsule(Polysaccharide-Iron Complex)
Enteral Feedings and Iron(Polysaccharide-Iron Complex)
Most iron supplements do not significantly interact with Enteral Feedings. However, Ferrous Sulfate syrups and elixirs, when given at the same time as Enteral feedings (examples: Boost, Ensure, Jevity, Sustical and others) may cause a thickening of the feeding that may increase the likelyhood of a tube clog. Such interactions are not common. However, to avoid this interaction, ferrous sulfate elixirs at least an hour before taking any nutritional supplement beverages down a tube. Alternatively, your health care professional may be able to recommend an iron supplement that would be less likely to interact.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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