Ferrograd Tablets 30s

SKU : OTCFERRTAB PIP-Code : 2667053 EAN : 5013158500044
Ferrograd Tablets are an iron supplement used to prevent and treat iron-deficiency anaemia.
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Description

Ferrograd Tablets

Ferrograd Tablets are an iron supplement used to prevent and treat iron-deficiency anaemia. The prolonged release formula releases the iron gradually to reduce the gastro-intestinal irritation associated with iron supplements.

Iron is essential for your body to produce normal blood red cells.

Directions

Always take Ferrograd exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor if you are not sure.

Adults and children over 12 years:
  • The usual dose is one tablet a day on an empty stomach.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not suck, chew or keep the tablet in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • Active Ingredient: Dried Ferrous Sulfate 325mg (equivalent to 105mg elemental iron) in a prolonged release Gradumet® form.
  • Other Ingredients: Methylacrylate methylmethacrylate copolymer, lactose, povidone, magne- sium stearate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, ethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, triethyl citrate, sorbitan monooleate, castor oil, titanium dioxide, dye Red FD & C No.3 (E127), and dye Yellow FD & C No.6 (E110).

Cautions

  • Talk to your doctor before you take Ferrograd Tablets if you have difficulties swallowing. If you accidentally choke on a tablet, please contact your doctor as soon as possible. This is because there is a risk of ulcers and narrowing of the bronchus occurring if the tablet enters the airways. This may result in persistent coughing, coughing up blood and/or feeling out of breath, even if the choking happened days to months before these symptoms occurred. Therefore you need to be urgently assessed to make sure that the tablet doesn’t damage your airways.
  • Before taking this tablet speak to your doctor if you suffer from bowel strictures (resulting in difficult intestinal transit) as the inert core tablet may not be suitable for you.
  • Ferrograd is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Acute iron poisoning is a serious risk in the paedriatic population. 
  • Your stools may turn black whilst taking Ferrograd Tablets. If you have a test for the detection of blood in your stools, tell your doctor you are taking Ferrograd Tablets as black stools may cause an incorrect result to the test.
  • Ferrograd tablets may not work as well if they are taken around the same time as the following foods: tea, coffee, eggs, milk or milk products, wholegrain bread and cereals, and any high fibre food. Make sure you take your tablets at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating any of these foods. 
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
  • Ferrograd tablet contains the colouring agent E110, which may cause allergic reactions.
  • This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Do not take Ferrograd Tablets if you:
  • Have an intestinal blockage.
  • Have been told by your doctor that you have a disease of the bowels known as diverticular disease.
  • Suffer from a rare inherited problem involving the way your blood cells use iron known as haemochromatosis or haemosiderosis - are receiving repeated blood transfusions.
  • Are already being treated with iron injections.
  • Are already taking medicines containing iron.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines, or any medicines bought without a prescription, as Ferrograd Tablets may stop these from working properly:
  • Antibiotics: tetracyclines, quinolones or chloramphenicol.
  • A penicillamine (for metal poisoning or rheumatoid arthritis).
  • Indigestion remedies.
  • Zinc-containing preparations.
  • Trientine
If your doctor tells you that you can continue taking Ferrograd with the above medication, please take note of the following advice:
  • Tetracycline antibiotics: take these at least 2 hours before OR 3 hours after taking your Ferrograd Tablets.
  • Quinolones and penicillamines: take these at least 2 hours before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrograd Tablets
  • Indigestion remedies (e.g. antacids), calcium supplements, oxalates or phosphates: take these at least 1 hour before OR 2 hours after taking your Ferrograd Tablets.

Patient Information

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Patient Information Leaflet

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