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Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron

Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential nutrient in a healthy diet. Here are some good sources, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Lean cuts of pork, beef, chicken, turkey and fish. Pinto and kidney beans, soybeans and lentils. Breakfast cereals fortified with iron. Rice enriched with iron. Spinach and other vegetables that are dark green and leafy. Iron-enriched breads that contain whole grains. Read more

Related support groups: Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency, Docusate/iron/multivitamin

Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia, the lack of a protein called hemoglobin that's needed to carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. If your doctor prescribes an iron supplement, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Always take the supplement with something to eat. Increase your dose gradually to your doctor's prescribed amount. If you become constipated, increase fiber in the foods you eat. If the pills upset your stomach, avoid taking them before bed. If the supplement has too many side effects, ask your doctor about switching brands. Read more

Related support groups: Anemia, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency, Docusate/iron/multivitamin

Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Anemia

Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Anemia occurs when there are insufficient red blood cells, or they don't function properly. The American Society of Hematology says warning signs include: Feeling weak or dizzy. Having colder hands and feet. Having pale skin or a yellow tint. Feeling short of breath. Having an irregular or fast heartbeat. Hearing a whooshing sound or pounding in the ears. Having frequent chest pain or headache. Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Feraheme (ferumoxytol): Drug Safety Communication – Warnings Strengthened and Prescribing Instructions Changed

Posted 2 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is strengthening an existing warning that serious, potentially fatal allergic reactions can occur with the anemia drug Feraheme (ferumoxytol). FDA changed the prescribing instructions and approved a Boxed Warning, FDA’s strongest type of warning, regarding these serious risks. Also added is a new Contraindication, a strong recommendation against use of Feraheme in patients who have had an allergic reaction to any intravenous (IV) iron replacement product. All IV iron products carry a risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. At the time of Feraheme’s approval in 2009, this risk was described in the Warnings and Precautions section of the drug label. Since then, serious reactions, including deaths, have occurred despite the proper use of therapies to treat these reactions and emergency resuscitation measures (see Drug Safety Communication/Data Summary). FDA eval ... Read more

Related support groups: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency, Feraheme

Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly

Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 – Low-dose iron supplements speed blood donors' recovery of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells, new research shows. "This study highlights the importance of maintaining iron levels after blood donation, and shows that supplemental iron effectively restores hemoglobin, even in donors with higher iron levels," according to principal investigator Dr. Joseph Kiss, medical director of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The study included 215 adult blood donors at four blood donation centers in the United States. Blood donors are allowed to give one pint of blood every eight weeks, but about 25 percent to 35 percent of donors develop iron deficiency. This can lead to fatigue and anemia, and make people temporarily ineligible to donate blood, the study authors pointed out in a news ... Read more

Related support groups: Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Multivitamin With Iron, Ferrous Fumarate, Blood Transfusion, Geritol, Ferrous Gluconate, Elemental Iron, Icaps, Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency, Chromagen, Chromagen Forte, Multigen, Repliva 21/7, Iberet, Carbonyl Iron, TriHEMIC 600, EnLyte, Ferralet, Integra Plus

FDA Medwatch Alert: Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg Labeled as Rugby Natural Iron Supplement: Recall - Bottle May Contain Meclizine HCl 25 mg Tablets

Posted 21 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. notified the public of a recall of one lot of Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 325 mg, after notification by a pharmacist that a bottle of Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg contained Meclizine HCl 25 mg tablets. The lot of the Rugby Ferrous Sulfate is 12G468. Expiration date for the lot is 07/14. The lot was manufactured and packaged in 100 count bottles by Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. under the label of Rugby NATURAL IRON SUPPLEMENT Ferrous Sulfate – see Product Photo page. Meclizine toxicity may lead to dose-related serious adverse events, including impaired alertness, drowsiness, confusion, low blood pressure, coma, and respiratory depression. Without supportive treatment meclizine toxicity has the potential to be life-threatening. BACKGROUND: Taking Meclizine HCl 25 mg as Ferrous Sulfate 325 mg may cause serious side effects to those who consume alcohol or oth ... Read more

Related support groups: Dietary Supplementation, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency

Health Tip: What's Behind Iron Deficiency

Posted 4 Mar 2011 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential mineral that's present in all cells. As a key component of hemoglobin in the blood, for example, it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. People who don't have enough iron in the blood may have fewer-than-normal red blood cells, a condition called iron deficiency anemia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these risk factors for iron deficiency: Being a baby or toddler, or a pregnant woman. Having lost a significant amount of blood. Eating a diet that lacks enough meat, poultry or fish that are rich in iron. Being vegetarian. Taking certain medications to manage ulcers or acid reflux. Read more

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