SLOW FE OTC

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SLOW FE

Anemias
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Iron 50mg (as sulfate 160mg); sust-rel tabs.

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Indications for SLOW FE:

Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemias.

Adult:

Swallow whole. 1–2 tabs daily; max 4 daily.

Children:

Swallow whole. <6 yrs: not recommended. ≥6 yrs: 1 tab daily.

Contraindications:

Hemochromatosis. Hemosiderosis.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hepatitis. Pancreatitis. Peptic ulcer or GI inflammation. Achlorhydria. Monitor hematocrit. Folic acid may mask pernicious anemia. Repeated blood transfusions. Elderly.

Interactions:

Inhibits tetracycline absorption.

See Also:

SLOW FE PLUS FOLIC ACID

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal discomfort and pain, constipation, diarrhea, masks occult bleeding, black stools.

How Supplied:

Slow Fe—30, 60, 90; Plus folic acid—20