Generic Name(s): ferrous fumarate
Drug Class: prenatal multivitamin
Treats: Nutritional deficiency
Purefe is an iron and vitamin combination that is used to treat nutritional deficiency during pregnancy. Purefe contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that are found in food and other natural sources. Purefe may be used to treat nutritional deficiencies caused by certain illness.
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Purefe is a prenatal multivitamin. Purefe works by providing the body with extra vitamins and minerals needed during pregnancy. Purefe may be used for other purposes as determine by the doctor. Purefe is available in delayed release and extended release capsule form both of which should be swallowed whole.
Crushing the capsule may lead to releasing the contents of Purefe all at once thereby increasing the likelihood of side effects and reducing the rate of absorption. Also, extended release tablets should not be split unless they have a score line the doctor or pharmacist directs you to do so. Purefe is prescribed for.
- Nutritional deficiency during pregnancy
Purefe come with a medication guide that outlines the direction of use and dosage. Purefe should regularly be taken to derive the most benefits from using it. To help you remember and avoid skipping a dose, take Purefe at the same time each day. Purefe should be taken with a full glass of water unless the doctor advice is otherwise. Below is a typical Purefe dose:
- 2 tablets orally every 24 hours or 1 tablet orally two times every day
If a Purefe dose is missed, take it at the earliest opportunity. If it is about time for the second dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Never take double Purefe doses.
Purefe Side Effects
Purefe may cause varying side effects as is the case with any other medication. However, some patients may experience the side effects while others may not, essentially due to the difference in individuals' body's ability to endure the effects of the drug. While common side effects may disappear after a while, severe side effects may not and a doctor's advice should be sought. Note that not all possible Purefe side effects are listed here.
Common Side Effects:
- Upper stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Consult your doctor if you experience these severe Purefe side effects:
- Tightness in the chest
- Irregular of fast heartbeat
- Bloody stool
Purefe may interact with certain substances and drugs. Therefore, seek your doctor's opinion before combining Purefe with other drug or substance. At the same time, avoid starting, stopping or changing the use of any medication while taking Purefe without informing your doctor. To make the monitoring of possible Purefe 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 Purefe may interact with other drugs and substances not listed here.
Purefe drugs and substance interactions: