Ferrous Gluconate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ferrous Gluconate?

(FER us GLOO koe nate)

• This medicine is used to treat anemia.

• Iron is usually recommended during pregnancy to prevent anemia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take calcium, zinc, copper supplement, or multivitamins containing any of these minerals within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Do not take tetracycline within 4 hours of this medicine.

• Take antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin 2 hours before this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or...

 
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