Ascorbic Acid (as-KORE-bik AS-id), Cyanocobalamin (sye-an-oh-koe-BAL-a-min), Ferrous Fumarate (FER-us FUE-ma-rate)
Treats all types of anemia that respond to oral iron therapy.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), or ferrous fumarate.
How to Use This Medicine
Long Acting Capsule
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- It is best to take this medicine after a meal.
- If you cannot swallow the extended-release capsule, you may open it and pour the medicine into a small amount of soft food such as pudding, yogurt, or applesauce. Stir this mixture well and swallow it without chewing.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking other medicines.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have stomach problems such as peptic ulcer, enteritis, or colitis.
- This medicine might have enough iron to poison a small child. If your child does swallow some of this medicine, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Black and tarry stools.
- Cold, clammy skin, lightheadedness, or dizziness.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Skin rash.
- Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.