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Ferro-Sequels: Oral tablet, extended release (50mg)

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Ferrous Sulfate ER 160mg Tab
Rugby Laboratories a Division of The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
Pill Identification: TCL 093 
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Ferro-Sequels 50mg ER Tab
Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc
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Slow Fe 142mg ER Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Pill Identification: FE 
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Slow Fe 160mg ER Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Pill Identification: CIBA  |  N R

What is this Medicine?

IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, shortness of breath, or slowed growth in children. Only take iron if your doctor has told you to. Do not treat yourself with iron if you are feeling tired. Most healthy people get enough iron in their diets, particularly if they eat cereals, meat, poultry, and fish.

In-Depth Information

Ferro-Sequels 50mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 366522676
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)

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

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Ferro-Sequels 50mg Extended-Release Tablet
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Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc
Pill Identification:
Shape: oblong
Color: green
Daily Life Interactions for Ferro-Sequels 50mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Ferro-Sequels 50mg Extended-Release Tablet(Ferrous Fumarate)
Food and Iron(Ferrous Fumarate)
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 Ferro-Sequels 50mg Extended-Release Tablet(Ferrous Fumarate)
Enteral Feedings and Iron(Ferrous Fumarate)
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

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

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