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Nephro-Fer Side Effects

Generic Name: ferrous fumarate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug ferrous fumarate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Nephro-Fer.

For the Consumer

Applies to ferrous fumarate: chewable tablets, suspension

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking ferrous fumarate (the active ingredient contained in Nephro-Fer)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stool; fever; vomiting with continuing sharp stomach pain.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ferrous fumarate: compounding powder, oral liquid, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet extended release

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, discolored (blackened) stools, tooth discoloration, anorexia, epigastric pain, fecal impaction[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Hemosiderosis[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Hemocyte (ferrous fumarate)." US Pharmaceutical Corporation, Decatur, GA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

It is possible that some side effects of Nephro-Fer may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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