Ferrex 150 (Oral)

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ingredient questions

I have been taking Niferex Forte 150 for  years and just recently the manufacturer stopped making it and my physician has changed me to start taking Ferrex.  What are the ingredients that make up this medication?  My pharmacist sug...
by Karen Himmelsbach in Morristown, NJ, 03/25/2009

Ferrex 150

my doctor prescribed ferrex 150 to increase my stored iron. medco mail prescriptions wouldn't fill the script because it could be bought without a prescription at three times the price. is there any reason I should not just take basic generic iron...
by Daniel in gettysburg pa usa, 12/01/2006

Contents of ferrex 150 oral?

Hi, I am wondering what vitamins are in with the iron. Also what is the reason for not eating whole grains or waiting to eat them and other foods as listed on the information provided with my prescription thank you
by kelly b, 05/18/2006

Why avoid whole grain cereals while taking Ferrex

Why should you avoid eating whole grain cereals 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking the capsule? Does this make the iron not obsorb as well?
by Betty Scheldt in Carlinville, IL, 12/20/2005

Ferrex 150 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Ferrex 150 (Oral)

Ferrex 150 (Oral) Medication Classification


Ferrex 150 (Oral) Brandname

Hemocyte, Feosol, Slow Fe, Ferro-Sequels, Fer-In-Sol, Nephro-Fer, Ferretts, Ircon, Mol-Iron, Feratab, Ferosul, Vitron-C, Vitron-C Plus, Ferromin, Elite Iron

Ferrex 150 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats low blood iron or anemia by helping your body make red blood cells.

When To Not Use Ferrex 150 (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to iron supplements, or if you have a condition called hemachromatosis (iron overload disease) or hemosiderosis (iron in the lungs), or any type of anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency.

How Should You Use Ferrex 150 (Oral)

Liquid Filled Capsule, Coated Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Capsule, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take the medicine with a full glass or water or fruit juice. If the medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed or crushed before you swallow it.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • The oral liquid may stain your teeth. These stains can be prevented by mixing the medicine with water or other liquids (such as fruit juice, tomato juice), and drinking the medicine with a straw. To remove any iron stains, brush your teeth with baking soda or peroxide.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Ferrex 150 (Oral) Storage

Store Ferrex 150 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Ferrex 150 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Ferrex 150 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not take iron supplements by mouth if you are also receiving iron injections.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), acetohydroxamic acid (Lithostat®), or antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline (Vibramycin®), Cipro®, Levaquin®, minocycline, moxifloxacin (Avelox®), Tequin®, or tetracycline.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®).
  • Avoid the following foods, or eat them in small amounts at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking your iron: eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tea or coffee, whole-grain cereals, and breads.

Ferrex 150 (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have stomach or intestinal problems, an active infection, diabetes, porphyria, or other medical problems.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Iron may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Iron can cause your stools to be darker in color. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.

Ferrex 150 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Bluish-colored lips, hands, or fingernails
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Leg cramps

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k williams, chicago - 05/22/2012

I was diagnosed anemic and started taking Ferrex 150 Forte plus 3 x daily I had some improvement but found that within a very short time I started to feel just as bad if not worse. So I called and found out that while the Vitamin C seems extra good in this dosage (C = 60 mg Acorbic Acid .8 Threonic 1 mg folic acid) the B-12 is extrememly low and probably being that it is non absorbant in the stomach isn't going to be helpful for a pernicious anemia patient such as myself (25 micro grams B-12) The rest is the 150 mg elelmental Iron 50 mg succinic acid and inactive ingredients. I am not saying what to do or not do I just thought I would write my experience. Still sick but looking to get on B-12 shots and feel alive again!