1. What Hemofix FZ is and what it is used for?
It is an oral iron, folic acid and zinc preparation indicated for the treatment of iron, folic acid and zinc deficiency.
2. Before you take Hemofix FZ
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
It is contraindicated in patients with haemolytic anaemia and in conditions with increased hypersensitivity to any of its components and increased body iron content.
Take special care with Hemofix FZ
Care should be taken in patients who may develop iron overload, such as those with haemochromatosis, haemolytic anemia or red cell aplasia. Failure to respond to treatment may indicate other causes of anemia and should be further investigated.
Taking other medicines
Iron chelates with tetracycline, so this two product should not be taken within two hours of each other. Occasional gastrointestinal discomfort may be minimized by taking with meals. Absorption of iron may be impaired by concurrent administrations of penicillamine and antacid. In patients with renal failure, a risk of zinc accumulation may exist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If pregnant, or planning to become pregnant or are currently breast-feeding please contact your physician, before taking or continuing the drug. Administration in first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided unless definite evidence of iron deficiency is observed.
3. How to take Hemofix FZ?
Always use Hemofix FZ exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
Adult & Elderly: One tablet a day before or after meal (food independent absorption) or as directed by the physician. In more severe cases, two tablets a day may be required as prescribed by the physician.
If you take more Hemofix FZ than you should
If you have too much of this medicine, talk to your doctor straight away.
If you forget to take Hemofix FZ
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Hemofix FZ
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Hemofix FZ just because you feel better. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Side effects of iron, folic acid and zinc supplementation are mild and transient. These include epigastric pain, nausea, constipation, vomiting, diarrhoea, heart burn, etc. Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Hemofix FZ?
Keep in a cool & dry place, protected from light. Keep out of the reach of children.