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Hematex

Generic Name: iron polysaccharide (I urn POL lee SAK ah ride)
Brand Name: Ezfe, Ferrex-150, Hematex, NovaFerrum 50, NovaFerrum Pediatric, Nu-Iron 150, Poly Iron, ProFe
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Drug Information:
Hematex is a form of the mineral iron. Iron is important for many functions in the body, especially for the transport of oxygen in the blood. Hematex is used to prevent and to treat iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia. Hematex is not for use as a general dietary supplement in people with normal iron levels. Hematex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not take Hematex if you have hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, or hemolytic anemia. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron by a child can be fatal. Learn more

Hematex Side Effects

Hematex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about iron polysaccharide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hematex.

For the Consumer

Applies to iron polysaccharide: oral capsule, oral liquid, oral tablet

Warning

  • Accidental overdose of drugs that have iron in them is a leading cause of deadly poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. Keep away from children. If this drug is taken by accident, call a doctor or poison control center right away.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Fever.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Stomach cramps.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Constipation.
  • Change in color of stool to green.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Belly pain.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to iron polysaccharide: oral capsule, oral elixir, oral liquid, oral tablet

General

The manufacturer has not provided adverse event information.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Hematex