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• 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.
• Are currently having iron injections.
• Are currently having dimercaprol injections for treatment of metal poisioning.
• Or are under 12 years old.

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

• 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.

1. What the medicine is for

Talk to your doctor if you have….

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).

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.
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.
Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort • Constipation
• Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools • Accumulation of iron in body cells.
• Constipation may be more pronounced in the elderly.
• Diarrhoea may be more pronounced in people with inflammatory bowel disease,
eg. IBS, colitis or diverticulitis.

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

• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines (e.g. oxytetracycline),
chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, antacids, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Levothyroxine for treatment of low thyroid hormone.
• 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.

If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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.

5. Storing this medicine

• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the sight and reach 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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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.
• Galfer Capsules can be taken during breastfeeding if the doctor thinks it
necessary.

Driving and using machines....

Galfer Capsules do not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

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.
• Use of Galfer Capsules in children should also be under medical supervision.
PM/01/733 Prolonged use in children may lead to toxic accumulation of iron and
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24342409 needs to be carefully controlled by the doctor.

6. Further information

The active ingredient per capsule 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 May 2016.
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.
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 sight
and reach of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed.
PM/01/733 24342409

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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.

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.

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Galfer
Capsules 305mg

capsules

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 sight
100 capsules
and reach of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed.
PM/01/733 24342409

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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.
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.

100 capsules

4. Possible side effects

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
sight and reach of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
tightly closed.
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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.
Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort • Constipation
• Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools • Accumulation of iron in body cells.
• Constipation may be more pronounced in the elderly.
• Diarrhoea may be more pronounced in people with inflammatory bowel disease,
eg. IBS, colitis or diverticulitis.

5. Storing this medicine

• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the sight and reach 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.

• 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.
• Are currently having iron injections.
• Are currently having dimercaprol injections for treatment of metal poisioning.
• Or are under 12 years old.

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

• 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.

1. What the medicine is for

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).

Talk to your doctor if you have….

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

Fonts Used

Process Black

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Component

Label Leaflet

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Helvetica

Pack Size

100's

PANTONE 424 C

Helvetica LT

IG Code

24343206

PANTONE Process Magenta C

Helvetica Neue LT Std

Dimensions

40mm x 120mm

PANTONE 287 C

Proof No.

1

Date

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Braille

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If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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.

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.

Colours Used

6. Further information

The active ingredient per capsule 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 May 2016.
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, antacids, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Levothyroxine for treatment of low thyroid hormone.
• 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….

Galfer
Capsules 305mg
Ferrous Fumarate

100 capsules

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 can be taken during breastfeeding if the doctor thinks it
necessary.

Driving and using machines....

Galfer Capsules do not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

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
sight and reach of children as overdose may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container
tightly closed.
24343206

3. How to use this medicine

Peel here for Patient
Information Leaflet.

galfer
capsules

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.

Code No.: KR/DRUGS/KTK/25/415/98

Braille reads:

Galfer Capsules UK (Strides)

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.
• Use of Galfer Capsules in children should also be under medical supervision.
Prolonged use in children may lead to toxic accumulation of iron and needs to
Turn over
24343206 be carefully controlled by the doctor.

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.

1. What the medicine is for

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).

• 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.
• Are currently having iron injections.
• Are currently having dimercaprol injections for treatment of metal poisioning.
• Or are under 12 years old.

Talk to your doctor if you have….
• 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.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking….
• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines
(e.g. oxytetracycline), chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones
(e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, antacids, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Levothyroxine for treatment of low thyroid hormone.
• 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.

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.
• Galfer Capsules can be taken during breastfeeding if the doctor thinks it
necessary.

Driving and using machines....
Galfer Capsules do not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

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.
• Use of Galfer Capsules in children should also be under medical supervision.
Prolonged use in children may lead to toxic accumulation of iron
PM/01/732 and needs to be carefully controlled by the doctor.
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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.
Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort
• Constipation • Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools • Accumulation of iron in
body cells.
• Constipation may be more pronounced in the elderly.
• Diarrhoea may be more pronounced in people with inflammatory bowel
disease, eg. IBS, colitis or diverticulitis.

If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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.

5. Storing this medicine

• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the sight and reach 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 capsule 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 May 2016.
Galfer is a Trade Mark of Thornton & Ross Ltd

Capsules 305mg

f

c

a

p

s

e

u

Ferrous Fumarate

l

e

MA holder and distributor: Thornton & Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of
the sight and reach of children as overdose
may be fatal.
Store in a cool place.
PM/01/732
Keep container tightly closed.
24344009

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.

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250 capsules

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MAN

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Peel where shown for precautions.

Galfer

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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.
Capsules 305mg Active ingredient per capsule: ferrous fumarate
Ferrous Fumarate 305mg.

MA holder and distributor: Thornton & Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. PL 00240/0104
Important warning: Contains iron. Keep out of
the sight and reach of children as overdose
may be fatal.
Store in a cool place. Keep container tightly
closed.
PM/01/732 24344009

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.
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.

MHRA Header Box
Product Title

Galfer Capsules UK (Custom)

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Fonts Used

Process Black

Braille BQ

Component

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PANTONE 424 C

Helvetica

IG Code

24344009

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Helvetica Neue LT

Dimensions

51mm x 127mm

PANTONE 287 C

Proof No.

1

Date

09.05.2016

Keyline (Does not print)
Braille

galfer
capsules
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c

a

a

l

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f

s

e

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Galfer

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l

e

Ferrous Fumarate

s

250 capsules

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.
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.

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

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.
Other possible side effects are:
• Loss of appetite • Nausea and sickness • Stomach discomfort
• Constipation • Diarrhoea • Darkening of the stools • Accumulation of iron
in body cells.
• Constipation may be more pronounced in the elderly.
• Diarrhoea may be more pronounced in people with inflammatory bowel
disease, eg. IBS, colitis or diverticulitis.

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.

1. What the medicine is for

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….

Peel where shown for precautions.

• 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).

5. Storing this medicine

• This product contains iron. Keep it out of the sight and reach 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.

• 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 UK (Strides)

Colours Used

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

• Antibiotics for infections such as neomycin, tetracyclines
(e.g. oxytetracycline), chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones
(e.g. ciprofloxacin).
• Penicillamine for arthritis.
• Indigestion remedies, antacids, calcium supplements and zinc.
• Colestyramine mainly used for high cholesterol.
• Levodopa, carbidopa or entacapone for Parkinson’s Disease.
• Levothyroxine for treatment of low thyroid hormone.
• 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.

Fonts Used

Process Black

Dax

Component

Label Leaflet

Process Yellow

Helvetica LT

Pack Size

250's

PANTONE 424 C

Helvetica Neue LT Std

IG Code

24346706

PANTONE Process Magenta C

Dimensions

50mm x 124mm

PANTONE 287 C

Proof No.

2

Date

10.05.2016

Keyline (Does not print)
Braille

BN
MAN
EXP

If you notice any of these side effects which are usually mild, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
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
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• 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.
• Are currently having iron injections.
• Are currently having dimercaprol injections for treatment of metal
poisioning.
• Or are under 12 years old.

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Code No.: KR/DRUGS/KTK/25/415/98

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.
ingredient per capsule: ferrous
Capsules 305mg Active
fumarate 305mg.

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6. Further information

The active ingredient per capsule 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 May 2016.
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.

Galfer
Ferrous Fumarate

250 capsules

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

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3. How to use this medicine

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• 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.
• Use of Galfer Capsules in children should also be under medical supervision.
Prolonged use in children may lead to toxic accumulation of iron and needs
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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 can be taken during breastfeeding if the doctor thinks it
necessary.
Galfer Capsules do not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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