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FEOSPAN SPANSULE CAPSULES

Active substance(s): DRIED FERROUS SULPHATE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

FEOSPAN® SPANSULE CAPSULES
Dried Ferrous sulphate 150 mg

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need 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.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Feospan is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Feospan
3. How to take Feospan
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Feospan
6. Further information

1. WHAT FEOSPAN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Feospan belongs to a group of medicines known as haematinics, which improve the blood's ability to carry oxygen. They do
this by increasing the amount of haemoglobin, the iron-containing respiratory pigment, which is carried in the red blood cells.
Feospan is used to prevent or treat iron deficiency.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE FEOSPAN
Do not take FEOSPAN if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to Feospan or any of its ingredients
are less than 13 weeks pregnant
have too much iron in your body

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This medicine should not be given to children under 1 year.
Take special care with Feospan and inform your doctor if you:

from haemochromatosis-a hereditary disorder in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in the body tissues
· suffer
from haemolytic anaemia- a blood disorder characterised by low number of red blood cells
· suffer
from red cell aplasia- a blood disorder where there is no production of red blood cells
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· are more than thirteen weeks pregnant or breast-feeding

Taking other medicines:
You should tell your doctor if you are taking or have taken any of the following medicines as they may interact with Feospan:
tetracyclines (antibiotics)
antacids (medicines used to neutralise acidity, especially in the stomach)
penicillamine (medicine used to treat severe arthritis)

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Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Food and drink:
The effect of Feospan may be reduced if taken with tea, coffee, eggs or milk.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not use this medicine during the first thirteen weeks of pregnancy. Your doctor will decide if you need to take this
medicine during the remaining period of pregnancy.

Artwork Specification
Company

Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd

Colours:

Product

Feospan Spansule Capsules

Process Black

Volume/ Size

30 capsules / leaflet

Dimensions

148mm x 210mm

Date created

27/02/13

Date revised

02/10/13

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Driving and using machines:
Feospan does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Feospan:
Your medicine contains a small amount of the inactive ingredient called sunset yellow (E110) and may cause allergic reactions.
Your medicine also contains sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before talking this medicinal product.

3. HOW TO TAKE FEOSPAN
Swallow the whole capsule with a glass of water. Do not chew or suck the capsule as side effects may be increased.
Alternatively, the capsule may be opened and the pellets mixed with soft, cool food, but they must not be chewed or sucked.
This medicine should not be given to children under 1 year.
Dosage:
Adults and elderly: one or two capsules a day
Children over 1 year: one capsule a day
Do not exceed the stated dose!
Treatment should continue for at least 3 months after your blood is back to normal.
If you take more Feospan than you should:
This product contains iron. Keep out of the reach of children. If you or someone else has taken too many Feospan capsules
contact your doctor or local hospital immediately. Overdose in case of children may be fatal.
Early signs (up to 6 hours after taking the capsules) of overdose include:
stomach pain
diarrhoea
feeling and being sick
blood present in the vomit or stool

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Other signs include:

of the body's circulation (shock)
· collapse
damage
· liver
failure
· kidney
· fits
· coma
of desire to do anything
· lack
in the stomach
· bleeding
· jaundice
on the lungs
· fluid
blood sugar
· low
disorders (clotting disorders)
· blood
acidity of the blood
· excessive
· pyloric stenosis – narrowing of part of the stomach which leads into the small intestine

If you forget to take Feospan:
Take that dose as you remember. Then take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Like all medicines, Feospan can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
Feospan can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare. Tell your doctor straight
away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
difficulty in breathing
rash affecting your body
if you collapse

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Artwork Specification
Company

Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd

Colours:

Product

Feospan Spansule Capsules

Process Black

Volume/ Size

30 capsules / leaflet

Dimensions

148mm x 210mm

Date created

27/02/13

Date revised

02/10/13

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If you experience the following symptoms while you are taking this medicine contact your doctor as soon as possible:
upset stomach
stomach discomfort
loss of appetite
feeling sick or being sick
constipation
diarrhoea
darkening of the stools

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If any of these side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE FEOSPAN
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25º C.
Keep the capsules in the carton in order to protect from light.
Do not use after the expiry date on the pack.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
What Feospan contains:
The active ingredient is: dried ferrous sulphate 150 mg (equivalent to 47 mg iron).
The inactive ingredients are maize starch, sucrose, talc, heavy kaolin, gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide
(E172), povidone 30, glycerol monostearate, white beeswax, quinoline yellow (E104), indigo carmine (E132), sunset
yellow (E110), erythrosine (E127) and patent blue V (E131).
What Feospan looks like and contents of the pack:
The capsules are clear and red with red and green pellets inside.
Blister packs of 30.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd
The Courtyard Barns
Choke Lane
Cookham Dean
Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 6PT
United Kingdom

This leaflet was last revised in October 2013.

Artwork Specification
Company

Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd

Colours:

Product

Feospan Spansule Capsules

Process Black

Volume/ Size

30 capsules / leaflet

Dimensions

148mm x 210mm

Date created

27/02/13

Date revised

02/10/13

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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