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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Do not give Hemocyte-F to your child.
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.
Hemocyte-F is safe to take during pregnancy. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
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.
Store at room temperature. Keep in a cool, dry place.
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
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