Generic Name(s): multivitamin with iron
Drug Class: Nutritional supplements
Treats: Anemia, nutritional deficiency
Ferro-Plex is a combination of vitamin, folic acid, iron and stool softener which works by providing extra vitamins, folic acid, iron to the body when you need more that what you are getting in your diet. The stool softener works by preventing constipation that usually occurs due to the use of iron products.
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Ferro-Plex is a combination of vitamins, stool softener, iron and folic acid. Ferro-Plex is used for treating or preventing low levels of vitamins, iron and folic acid in the body.Ferro-Plex works by providing extra minerals in the body that you need, but you cannot get enough in your diet. The stool softener in this combination helps in preventing constipation that may be caused by the use of iron products.
Ferro-Plex is usually recommended for patients who are suffering from anemia. It can also be used during pregnancy. Ferro-Plex may be used for other purposes that are not listed above, but only a doctor can be able to determine that.
It is always important to follow all the instructions that are given to you by the doctor regarding the dosage of Ferro-Plex and also the schedule. Contact a doctor immediately if you have the signs and symptoms of an overdose. If you miss a dose of Ferro-Plex, take it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for the next dose you should skip the missed dose and resume your normal schedule. Do not take an extra dose to make up for a missed dose.
- Adult dose for Anemia is 1 tablet to be taken orally once a day or 5 to 15 mL of oral liquid once daily.
- Pediatric dose for Anemia is 1 tablet orally or 0.5 to 1 mL of oral liquid to be taken once daily.
Ferro-Plex Side Effects
Ferro-Plex has side effects, just like any other drug. Some of these side effects are severe that they may require the doctor's immediate attention. Other side effects are just mild and will clear as you get used to the medication. Contact a doctor immediately if any severe side effects occur to you while you are taking Ferro-Plex. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Ferro-Plex. Note that this is not a complete list of all the side effects.
- stomach upset
- black or dark-colored urine or stool
- constipation, diarrhea
- bright red blood in your stools
- chest pain
Always make it a priority to inform the doctor about any other prescription or nonprescription drug you have been taking prior to the prescription of Ferro-Plex. This is to avoid drug interactions that may occur if you combine drugs that are not meant to interact. You can also ask the doctor about any home remedy or over the counter drugs that are okay to take while you are still taking Ferro-Plex.
Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with Ferro-plex. Note that this is not a complete list of all the drugs.
- Calcium 600 D
- Fish Oil