GALFER CAPSULES

Active substance: FERROUS FUMARATE

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Read all of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other information
which might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
• Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
• Anaemia not related to low levels of iron before.
• Or are currently having iron injections.
• Or are under 12 years old.

1. What the medicine is for

• A history of stomach ulcers.
• Had part or all of the stomach removed.
• Vitamin deficiency particularly vitamin B12 or folic acid.
• Or are a male, as iron deficiency is less common in men than women, and the
causes may need investigating further by the doctor.

Galfer Capsules are used to treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency. They
contain iron in the form of ferrous fumarate.

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….

Talk to your doctor if you have….

• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
• Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron building
up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells).

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines (e.g. oxytetracycline),
chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
• Trientine for Wilson’s Disease.
• Methyldopa for high blood pressure.
• People having tests on stool samples should tell the doctor as this medicine may
turn stools black and affect test results.

Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Do not take Galfer Capsules during the first
3 months of pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do so.
You may also need to take Folic Acid during your pregnancy. Your doctor will
advise you about this.

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3. How to use this medicine
Important things you need to know first….
• Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If Galfer
Capsules upset your stomach, take them with or after food.
• Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron
absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which foods
to avoid.
• Galfer Capsules may make your stools darker than usual. This is a normal
effect of medicines containing iron.
• Treatment should not normally carry on for more than 3 months after the iron
deficiency has been corrected. Your doctor will advise you when to stop.

Turn over

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Like all medicines, Galfer Capsules can have side effects, although these don’t
affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side effects or symptoms, stop using
this medicine immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
• Allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of the
mouth, lips or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.

5. Storing this medicine
• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children as an
overdose may be fatal.
• Store in a cool place.
• Keep container tightly closed.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label.

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The active ingredient per tablet is: ferrous fumarate 305mg (equivalent to 100mg
elemental iron).
The other ingredients are: gelatin, quinoline yellow (E104), indigotine (E132),
titanium dioxide (E171) erythrosine (E127).
Galfer Capsules are red and green capsules with ‘Galfer’ printed on them. They are
supplied in tubs of 100 and 250.
Manufacturer: Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Conway Street, Hove, East Sussex,
BN3 3LW.
This leaflet was revised in November 2008
Galfer is a Trade Mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd

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4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

Galfer
Capsules 305mg
Ferrous Fumarate

100 capsules

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To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless your doctor
tells you to.
Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate 305mg.

Peel where shown for precautions.
MA holder and distributor: Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach
and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed.
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Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort • Constipation
• Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools.
If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

If you forget a dose
Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
You can then carry on with the next dose at the correct time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

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Adults and children over 12 years
Prevention of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule a day.
Treatment of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule twice a day.
Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to.
If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many, see a doctor immediately as an overdose may
be fatal. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.

Galfer
Capsules 305mg

To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless your doctor
tells you to.
Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate 305mg.

Peel where shown for precautions.

Ferrous Fumarate MA holder and distributor: Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach
100 capsules
and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed.
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4. Possible side effects

5. Storing this medicine

Like all medicines, Galfer Capsules can have side effects, although these don’t
affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side effects or symptoms, stop using
this medicine immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
• Allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of the
mouth, lips or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.

• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children as an
overdose may be fatal.
• Store in a cool place.
• Keep container tightly closed.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label.

Read all of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other information
which might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
• Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
• Anaemia not related to low levels of iron before.
• Or are currently having iron injections.
• Or are under 12 years old.

1. What the medicine is for

• A history of stomach ulcers.
• Had part or all of the stomach removed.
• Vitamin deficiency particularly vitamin B12 or folic acid.
• Or are a male, as iron deficiency is less common in men than women, and the
causes may need investigating further by the doctor.

Galfer Capsules are used to treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
They contain iron in the form of ferrous fumarate.

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
• Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron
building up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells).

The active ingredient per tablet is: ferrous fumarate 305mg (equivalent to 100mg
elemental iron).
The other ingredients are: gelatin, quinoline yellow (E104), indigotine (E132),
titanium dioxide (E171) erythrosine (E127).
Galfer Capsules are red and green capsules with ‘Galfer’ printed on them. They are
supplied in tubs of 100 and 250.
Manufacturer: Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in November 2008
Galfer is a Trade Mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd

• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines (e.g. oxytetracycline),
chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
• Trientine for Wilson’s Disease.
• Methyldopa for high blood pressure.
• People having tests on stool samples should tell the doctor as this medicine may
turn stools black and affect test results.

Galfer
Capsules 305mg
Ferrous Fumarate

100 capsules

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….

Talk to your doctor if you have….

6. Further information

Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be
pregnant or are breastfeeding. Do not take Galfer Capsules during the first
3 months of pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do so.
You may also need to take Folic Acid during your pregnancy. Your doctor will
advise you about this.

Galfer
Capsules 305mg
Ferrous Fumarate

100 capsules

Peel where shown for precautions.
MA holder and distributor: Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the
reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
tightly closed.

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Peel where shown for precautions.
MA holder and distributor: Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the
reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
tightly closed.
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3. How to use this medicine
Important things you need to know first….
• Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If Galfer
Capsules upset your stomach, take them with or after food.
• Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron
absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which foods to
avoid.
• Galfer Capsules may make your stools darker than usual. This is a normal effect
of medicines containing iron.
• Treatment should not normally carry on for more than 3 months after the iron
deficiency has been corrected. Your doctor will advise you when to stop.
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To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron
deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless
your doctor tells you to.
Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate
305mg.

To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron
deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless
your doctor tells you to.
Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate
305mg.

Peel here for Patient
Information Leaflet.

Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort • Constipation
• Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools.
If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

If you forget a dose
Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
You can then carry on with the next dose at the correct time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

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Adults and children over 12 years
Prevention of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule a day.
Treatment of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule twice a day.
Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to.
If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many, see a doctor immediately as an overdose may
be fatal. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.

Turn over

LabelXtra Template
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Folded 51 x 81/79
Righthand opening

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51mm

Read all of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
• Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
• Anaemia not related to low levels of iron before.
• Or are currently having iron injections.
• Or are under 12 years old.

1. What the medicine is for

• A history of stomach ulcers.
• Had part or all of the stomach removed.
• Vitamin deficiency particularly vitamin B12 or folic acid.
• Or are a male, as iron deficiency is less common in men than women, and
the causes may need investigating further by the doctor.

Galfer Capsules are used to treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron
deficiency. They contain iron in the form of ferrous fumarate.

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….

Talk to your doctor if you have….

• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
• Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron
building up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells).

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• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines
(e.g. oxytetracycline), chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones
(e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
• Trientine for Wilson’s Disease.
• Methyldopa for high blood pressure.
• People having tests on stool samples should tell the doctor as this
medicine may turn stools black and affect test results.

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3. How to use this medicine

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant,
might be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Do not take Galfer Capsules
during the first 3 months of pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to
do so.
You may also need to take Folic Acid during your pregnancy. Your doctor
will advise you about this.

Important things you need to know first….
• Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If
Galfer Capsules upset your stomach, take them with or after food.
• Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron
absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which
foods to avoid.
• Galfer Capsules may make your stools darker than usual. This is a
normal effect of medicines containing iron.
• Treatment should not normally carry on for more than 3 months after
the iron deficiency has been corrected. Your doctor will advise you
when to stop.

Turn over

M460

2.0mm left to right text free area
2.0mm top to botom text free area

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Galfer Capsules can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side effects or symptoms, stop
using this medicine immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
• Allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of
the mouth, lips or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.

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Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort
• Constipation • Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools.
If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

5. Storing this medicine
• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children
as an overdose may be fatal.
• Store in a cool place.
• Keep container tightly closed.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label.

6. Further information
The active ingredient per tablet is: ferrous fumarate 305mg (equivalent to
100mg elemental iron).
The other ingredients are: gelatin, quinoline yellow (E104),
indigotine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), erythrosine (E127).
Galfer Capsules are red and green capsules with ‘Galfer’ printed on them.
They are supplied in tubs of 100 and 250.
Manufacturer: Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Conway Street, Hove,
East Sussex, BN3 3LW.
This leaflet was revised in November 2008
Galfer is a Trade Mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd

To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron
deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless
your doctor tells you to.
Capsules 305mg Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate
Ferrous Fumarate 305mg.

Galfer

Peel where shown for precautions.

250 capsules

MA holder and distributor: Thornton & Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of
the reach and sight of children as overdose
may be fatal.
Store in a cool place.
Keep container tightly closed.
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Galfer
Capsules 305mg
Ferrous Fumarate

81mm

To treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron
deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years unless
your doctor tells you to.
Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate
305mg.

Peel where shown for precautions.

250 capsules

MA holder and distributor: Thornton & Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of
the reach and sight of children as overdose
may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly
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closed.

Peel here for Patient
Information Leaflet.

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If you forget a dose
Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
You can then carry on with the next dose at the correct time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

MAN

Adults and children over 12 years
Prevention of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule a day.
Treatment of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule twice a day.
Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to.
If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many, see a doctor immediately as an
overdose may be fatal. Take the pack with you to show which medicine
you have swallowed.

Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort
• Constipation • Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools.
If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget a dose
Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
You can then carry on with the next dose at the correct time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Galfer Capsules can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side effects or symptoms, stop
using this medicine immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
• Allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of the
mouth, lips or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.

5. Storing this medicine
• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children
as an overdose may be fatal.
• Store in a cool place.
• Keep container tightly closed.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label.

Read all of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
• Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
• Anaemia not related to low levels of iron before.
• Or are currently having iron injections.
• Or are under 12 years old.

1. What the medicine is for

• A history of stomach ulcers.
• Had part or all of the stomach removed.
• Vitamin deficiency particularly vitamin B12 or folic acid.
• Or are a male, as iron deficiency is less common in men than women, and
the causes may need investigating further by the doctor.

Galfer Capsules are used to treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
They contain iron in the form of ferrous fumarate.

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
• Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron
building up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells).

The active ingredient per tablet is: ferrous fumarate 305mg (equivalent to
100mg elemental iron).
The other ingredients are: gelatin, quinoline yellow (E104),
indigotine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171) erythrosine (E127).
Galfer Capsules are red and green capsules with ‘Galfer’ printed on them.
They are supplied in tubs of 100 and 250.
Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in November 2008
Galfer is a Trade Mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd

To treat and prevent anaemia caused by
iron deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years
unless your doctor tells you to.
Capsules 305mg Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous
fumarate 305mg.
Ferrous Fumarate

Galfer

Peel where shown for precautions.

250 capsules

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….

Talk to your doctor if you have….

6. Further information

• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines
(e.g. oxytetracycline), chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones
(e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
• Trientine for Wilson’s Disease.
• Methyldopa for high blood pressure.
• People having tests on stool samples should tell the doctor as this
medicine may turn stools black and affect test results.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant,
might be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Do not take Galfer Capsules during
the first 3 months of pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do so.
You may also need to take Folic Acid during your pregnancy. Your doctor
will advise you about this.

3. How to use this medicine
Important things you need to know first….
• Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If Galfer
Capsules upset your stomach, take them with or after food.
• Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron
absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which
foods to avoid.
• Galfer Capsules may make your stools darker than usual. This is a normal
effect of medicines containing iron.
• Treatment should not normally carry on for more than 3 months after the
iron deficiency has been corrected. Your doctor will advise you when to
stop.

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To treat and prevent anaemia caused by
iron deficiency.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take 1 capsule a day.
Treatment: Take 1 capsule twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years
unless your doctor tells you to.
Capsules 305mg Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous
Ferrous Fumarate fumarate 305mg.

Galfer

Peel where shown for precautions.

250 capsules

MA holder and distributor: Thornton &
Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron.
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
M461
tightly closed.

MA holder and distributor: Thornton &
Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron.
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
M461
tightly closed.

Peel here for Patient
Information Leaflet.

Adults and children over 12 years
Prevention of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule a day.
Treatment of iron deficiency
• Take one capsule twice a day.
Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to.
If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many, see a doctor immediately as an overdose
may be fatal. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have
swallowed.

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