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Slow Fe with Folic Acid Tablets (Novartis Consumer)

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  • Description:    Slow Fe with Folic Acid delivers 47.5 mg elemental iron as ferrous sulfate plus 350 mcg folic acid using the unique wax matrix delivery system described above (for SLOW FE® Slow Release Iron Tablets).

    Provides women of childbearing potential with folic acid to help reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects. These birth defects are rare, but serious, and occur within 28 days of conception, often before a woman knows she's pregnant.

    Formula:    Each tablet contains: 47.5 mg elemental iron as ferrous sulfate and 350 mcg folic acid.

    Other Ingredients:    lactose, hypromellose, talc, magnesium stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide.

    Dosage:    ADULTS--One or two tablets once a day or as recommended by a physician. A maximum of two tablets daily may be taken. CHILDREN UNDER 12--Consult a physician. Tablets must be swallowed whole.

    Warning:    The treatment of any anemic condition should be under the advice and supervision of a physician. As oral iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline antibiotics, these products should not be taken within two hours of each other. Intake of folic acid from all sources should be limited to 1000 mcg per day to prevent the masking of Vitamin B 12 deficiencies. Should you become pregnant while using this product, consult a physician as soon as possible about good prenatal care and the continued use of this product. If you are already pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health care professional before using this product.

    Warning:    Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

    How Supplied:    Blister packages of 20 supplied in Child-Resistant packaging.

    Store at controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68°-77°F). Protect from moisture.

    Tablets made in Great Britain

    Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

    Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622   © 2003

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