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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets can have side effects.
STOP taking Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets and contact your doctor
immediately if you experience:
• an allergic reaction. Symptoms include
swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face,
lips or throat, problems with breathing, skin

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43 Cox Lane, Chessington, KT9 1SN, UK
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This leaflet was last revised in August 2014.
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Date: 16.12.2014

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What Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets
contain
Active substance: Each tablet contains
300mg ferrous gluconate equivalent to 35mg
ferrous iron.
Other ingredients: sodium starch glycollate,
stearic acid, colloidal anhydrous silica,
sucrose, talc, calcium carbonate, acacia,
polyvinyl acetate phthalate, carnauba wax,
white beeswax, shellac, titanium dioxide
(E171) and ponceau 4R Red (E124).
What Ferrous Gluconate Tablets look like
and the contents of the pack
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are red,
circular, biconvex, sugar coated tablets.
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets come in
pots containing 28, 100, 250, 500, 1000 and
5000 tablets or blister packs
containing 28 tablets. Not all pack types or
sizes may be marketed.

PHARMA CODE TBA
ALMUS CODE A0075a/Lt2

Pregnancy breast-feeding and lactation
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets may be

If you forget to take Ferrous Gluconate
300mg Tablets
If you forget to take a dose leave out that
dose and take the next dose when it is due.
DO NOT take a double dose to make up for
the forgotten dose.

CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND

SUPPLIER ISSUE DATE: 16.12.2014

If any of the conditions listed above apply to
you please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking Ferrous Gluconate with food and
drink
If you drink large amounts of tea, coffee or
milk or eat eggs at the same time as taking
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets, your body
may absorb less of the iron contained in the
tablets which can reduce the effects of
ferrous gluconate. If you are worried that you
are not getting the full effect of ferrous
gluconate speak to your doctor or
pharmacist.

If you take more Ferrous Gluconate
300mg Tablets than you should
If you, or anyone else, has taken too many
tablets, contact your doctor or nearest
casualty department IMMEDIATELY. If you
have taken too much Ferrous Gluconate you
may experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal
pain, diarrhoea, high blood pressure,
changes in metabolism, coma, seizures and
liver problems.

6. OTHER INFORMATION

REASON FOR CHANGE: Update to PIL in line with brand leader

Take special care with Ferrous Gluconate
300mg Tablets if you:
• are having tests for occult (hidden) blood
in the stools, this medicine can colour
faeces black
• are elderly as there is an increased risk
of unwanted effects
• suffer from breakdown of red blood cells
(haemolytic anaemia)
• have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product

Children less than 6 years of age
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are NOT
recommended for children under 6 years of
age.

DRAFT ISSUE: 3

DO NOT take Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to ferrous
gluconate, medicines containing iron or
any of the other ingredients in this
medicine (See section 6)
• have a build up of too much iron in the
body (haemochromatosis)
• suffer from iron storage (haemosiderosis)
or absorption (haemoglobinuria)
• have anaemia (not enough haemoglobin in
your red blood cells)
• receive regular blood transfusions or
iron by IV infusion (drip)
• suffer from any serious disease affecting
the intestines

VERSION: 2 (KENT/ATHLONE)

GLUCONATE 300mg TABLETS

Children (aged 6-12 years)
• For the prevention of iron deficiency:
take one or two tablets daily.
• For the treatment of iron deficiency:
take three tablets daily in divided doses.

Do not take Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets after the expiry date which is stated
on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH
OF CHILDREN.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original
container. Keep the container tightly closed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help
protect the environment.

9872 / UK
Ferrous Gluconate
300mg

KNOW
2. WHAT YOU NEED TOFERROUS
BEFORE YOU TAKE

Adults (including the elderly) and children
over 12 years
• For the prevention of iron deficiency:
take two tablets daily.
• For the treatment of iron deficiency:
take four to six tablets daily in divided
doses.

Project:

Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are used
for the treatment and prevention of iron
deficiency.
Ferrous Gluconate is a form of iron. Iron is
necessary for the production of haemoglobin
(protein in red blood cells), which carries
oxygen around the body. Iron is involved in
the formation of myoglobin, a pigment that
stores oxygen in muscles for use during
exercise.

5. HOW TO STORE FERROUS
GLUCONATE 300mg TABLETS
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WHAT FERROUS GLUCONATE

Always take this medicine as described in
this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. Do not take
more than the recommended dose.
• Take the tablets about 1 hour before
meals with water.

Almus UK

TABLETS
1. 300mgARE USED ARE AND WHAT
THEY
FOR

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without prescription especially any of the
medicines listed below:
• antibiotics (used to treat bacterial
infections) e.g. tetracyclines, penicillins,
flouroquinlones, chloramphenicol or
neomycin
• zinc salts
• penicillamine (used in the treatment of
rheumatoid arthritis)
• magnesium trisilicate or antacids (used
to treat indigestion)
• trientine (used to treat conditions of too
much copper in the body e.g. Wilson’s
disease)
• cholestyramine, used to reduce blood
cholesterol and control diarrhoea
• levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone
(used in the treatment of Parkinson’s
disease)
• thyroxine, a thyroid hormone
• bisphosphonates (used in the treatment
of bone diseases e.g. osteoporosis)
• aminopterin (a cytotoxic drug used in
the treatment of certain types of
cancers)
• methyldopa (used in the treatment of
high blood pressure)
• mycophenolate, a drug given after an
organ transplant
• drugs to control epilepsy
• proton pump inhibitors, e.g.
omeprazole, used to treat stomach
ulcers
• dimercaprol (used in the treatment of
heavy metal poisoning)

FERROUS
3. HOW TO TAKE300mg TABLETS
GLUCONATE

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the yellow
card scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Client:

WHAT IS IN THIS LEAFLET
1. What Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets
3. How to take Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

Important information about some of the
ingredients of Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets
Ferrous Gluconate 300mg Tablets contain
ponceau 4R Red (E124) and sucrose.
• Ponceau 4R Red (E124): may cause
allergic reactions.
• Sucrose: If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.

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FERROUS GLUCONATE 300mg TABLETS

rash, itching or hives
Other less serious side effects include:
• nausea
• vomiting
• heartburn
• abdominal pain
• diarrhoea
• constipation
• lack or loss of appetite
• dark coloration of stools
If any of the side effects become serious or
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

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taken during pregnancy and while
breast-feeding if you are at risk of developing
iron deficiency anaemia.
Driving and using machines
No effects of Ferrous Gluconate 300mg
Tablets are known.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

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