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PureVit DualFe Plus is unique in that it utilizes two different forms of iron, i.e., Ferrous Fumarate and Polysaccharide Iron Complex (as cell-contracted akaganeite), making available a total of 106 mg of elemental iron per capsule as follows:
Ferrous Fumarate: Provides about 53 mg of elemental iron per dose. Ferrous Fumarate is an anhydrous salt of a combination of ferrous iron and fumaric acid, containing 33% of iron per weight. The acute toxicity in experimental animals is low and Ferrous Fumarate is well tolerated clinically. As a ferrous salt, it is more efficiently absorbed in the duodenum. Ferrous Fumarate contrasts very favorably with the availability of the 20% of elemental iron of ferrous sulfate, and the 13% of elemental iron of ferrous gluconate.
Polysaccharide Iron Complex: Provides about 53 mg of elemental iron, as a cell-contracted akaganeite. It is a product of ferric iron complexed to a low molecular weight polysaccharide. This polysaccharide is produced by extensive hydrolysis of starch and is a dark brown powder that dissolves in water to form a very dark brown solution, which is virtually odorless and tasteless.
PureVit DualFe Plus is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and folate deficiency as in extended convalescence, menorrhagia, pregnancy, puberty, excessive blood loss and advanced age. Also for treatment of condition in which iron deficiency and vitamin C deficiency occur together, along with a deficient intake or increased need for B-Complex vitamins in chronic and acute illness, as well as cases of metabolic stress, and in convalescence.
PureVit DualFe Plus is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients; also, all iron compounds are contraindicated in patients with hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis, or hemolytic anemias. Pernicious anemia is a contraindication, as folic acid may obscure its signs and symptoms.
Accidental overdose of Iron-containing products is the leading cause of fatal poisoning of children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or Poison Control Center immediately.
Folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment for pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where Vitamin B is deficient.
General: Folic Acid in doses above 0.1 mg - 0.4 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia, in that hematological remission can occur while neurological manifestations, remain progressive.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
No clinical studies have been performed in patients age 65 and over to determine whether older patients respond differently from younger patients. Dosage should always begin at the low end of the dosage scale and should consider that elderly patients may have decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function, and of concomitant diseases.
Folic Acid: Allergic sensitizations have been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.
Ferrous Fumarate: Gastrointestinal disturbances (anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, constipation) occur occasionally, but are usually mild and may subside with continuation of therapy. Although the absorption of iron is best when taken between meals, giving PureVit DualFe Plus after meals may control occasional gastrointestinal disturbances. PureVit DualFe Plus is best absorbed when taken at bedtime.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report suspected side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Iron: Signs and Symptoms: Iron is toxic. Acute overdosage of iron may cause nausea and vomiting and, in severe cases, cardiovascular collapse and death. Other symptoms include pallor and cyanosis, melena, shock, drowsiness and coma. The estimated overdose of orally ingested iron is 300 mg/kg body weight. When overdoses are ingested by children, severe reactions, including fatalities, have resulted. PureVit DualFe Plus should be stored beyond the reach of children to prevent against accidental iron poisoning. Keep this and all other drugs out of reach of children.
Treatment: For specific therapy, exchange transfusion and chelating agents should be used. For general management, perform gastric lavage with sodium bicarbonate solution or milk. Administer intravenous fluids and electrolytes and use oxygen.
PureVit DualFe Plus are yellow capsules imprinted horizontally "P-112", bottles of 90 capsules NDC 59088-112-66. Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP/NF with a child resistant closure.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep in a cool, dry place.
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