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Revised: 3/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Ferromia Granules 8.3%
 Active ingredient:
Sodium ferrous citrate
 Dosage form:
greenish white to green-yellowish white granule
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) フェロミア顆粒8.3%, 100mg(鉄として)/1包(1.2g)
(Back) Ferromia

Effects of this medicine

This medicine restores the low or depleted iron stores to the normal level and ameliorates the anemia. Iron absorbed in the intestine is bound by transferrin and circulated throughout the body in the transferrin-bound form. Iron is taken up by the erythroblasts and utilized for the synthesis of hemoglobin in the bone marrow.
It is usually used for treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have gastric/duodenal ulcer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
    If your urine in the morning is dark reddish brown (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria) .
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1.2 to 2.4 g granules (100 to 200 mg as iron) per day in one or two divided doses postprandially, to be adjusted depending on severity of symptoms or age. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • If you find your stool black after taking this medicine, take it as usual, because the blackish color is attributed to iron compounds. But if you have had abdominal pain before you find your stool black or tarry, as may be the symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding, consult your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you notice your teeth to be stained with dark brown, brush them with a small amount of baking soda.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itchiness, photosensitivity, nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal discomfort, heartburn, diarrhea and dizziness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and away from light, heat and moisture.
  • If you have leftover medicines, dispose of them appropriately and do not keep any unused medicine.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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