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Ascorbic acid/cyanocobalamin/ferrous fumarate (By mouth)

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.

Brand Name(s):

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 medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • 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:

  • Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take 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  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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 out of the reach of children. 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 do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. 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.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 11/4/2017
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