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  • Generic Name: (ferrous fumarate/vitamin B9 (folic acid))
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 01/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Hemocyte-F is used to treat anemia caused by low levels of iron or folic acid in the blood. Hemocyte-F is also used in pregnant women for the prevention and treatment of low blood iron levels and to supply the body with folic acid.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Hemocyte-F works by providing iron and folic acid to the body.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Hemocyte-F may help meet your needs if you require both iron and folic acid.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider’s directions. It is important that you take Hemocyte-F exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      Your healthcare provider will order tests regularly to check your iron and folic acid levels.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of life-threatening poisoning in children <6 years of age. Keep Hemocyte-F out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call your healthcare provider or poison control center immediately.

      More common side effects may include: abdominal (stomach area) cramps, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, heartburn, nausea, vomiting.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Iron may turn your stools black. This is a harmless effect.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not take Hemocyte-F if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not take Hemocyte-F if you have pernicious anemia or an iron disorder (such as hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis, or hemolytic anemia).

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Hemocyte-F. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults: The usual dose is 1 tablet a day or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Take Hemocyte-F exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Hemocyte-F without talking to your healthcare provider.

      Taking Hemocyte-F with meals may help minimize stomach upset. Also, increasing fiber in your diet can help relieve constipation.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not give Hemocyte-F to your child.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Hemocyte-F at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      Hemocyte-F is safe to take during pregnancy. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Hemocyte-F, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature. Keep in a cool, dry place.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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