Generic Name(s): ferrous fumarate
Drug Class: Supplements
Hemocyte is a iron supplement that is used to prevent or treat or prevent low levels of iron in the body caused by conditions such as anemia or during pregnancy. Hemocyte may also be used for other purposes as directed by the doctor or physician.
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Hemocyte works by providing iron to the body. Iron is an essential mineral required by the body to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health. A lack of iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world.
Iron deficiency causes a reduction of healthy red blood cells in the body and in pregnant women the deficiency may expose the baby to the risk of developmental delays.
The most common symptoms of anemia include extreme fatigue and weakness. Be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have bowel problems such as ulcers or the Crohn disease before using Hemocyte. Hemocyte is prescribed for:
Follow the direction on Hemocyte package or take it as directed by the doctor. Do not take more than the required Hemocyt dosage. To increase the rate of absorption, be sure to take Hemocyte 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Tablets should be taken with water unless otherwise directed by the doctor. If you are taking the liquid suspension form Hemocyte, shake the bottle well before use. Below is the typical dose for Hemocyte.
- 325 mg orally once every 24 hours
If you miss a Hemocyte dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is about time the second dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule.
Hemocyte Side Effects
Hemocyte may cause varying side effects as is the case with any other drug. However, some patients may experience the side effects while others may not, essentially due the difference in the body"s ability to endure the effects of the drug. While common side effects may disappear on their own severe side effects may not and a doctor"s advice should be sought. Note that not all possible Hemocyte side effects are listed here.
Common Side Effects:
- Upper stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Consult your doctor if you experience these severe side effects:
- Tightness in the chest
- Irregular of fast heartbeat
- Bloody stool
Hemocyte may interact with certain substances and drugs. Therefore, seeks your doctor"s opinion before combining Hemocyte with other drugs and substances. At the same time, avoid starting, stopping or changing the use of any medication while taking Hemocyte without informing your doctor. To make the monitoring of possible Hemocyte drug and substance interactions easier, share a list of all drugs, herbal supplements and minerals that you may be taking with your doctor. Note that Hemocyte may interact with other drugs and substances not listed here.
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