SLOW FE OTC
Generic Name and Formulations:
Iron 50mg (as sulfate 160mg); sust-rel tabs.
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Indications for SLOW FE:
Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemias.
Swallow whole. 1–2 tabs daily; max 4 daily.
Swallow whole. <6 yrs: not recommended. ≥6 yrs: 1 tab daily.
Hepatitis. Pancreatitis. Peptic ulcer or GI inflammation. Achlorhydria. Monitor hematocrit. Folic acid may mask pernicious anemia. Repeated blood transfusions. Elderly.
Inhibits tetracycline absorption.
Nausea, abdominal discomfort and pain, constipation, diarrhea, masks occult bleeding, black stools.
Slow Fe—30, 60, 90; Plus folic acid—20
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