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Poly Iron

Generic name: iron polysaccharide [I-urn-POL-lee-SAK-ah-ride]
Names of brands: Ezfe, Ferrex-150, Hematex, NovaFerrum 50, NovaFerrum Pediatric,… show the 8 brands
Drug class: iron products

What is Poly iron?

Poly Iron Polyiron is a type of iron mineral. Iron is essential for a variety of functions within the body and is especially important in the transport of oxygen through the blood. Polyiron can be used for prevention and treatment of iron deficiency and anemia due to iron deficiency. Polyiron should not be used as a standard dietary supplement for people who have normal levels of iron. Polyiron may also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guide to medication.

Side effects of Poly Iron

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Polyiron may cause serious adverse reactions. Consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Tarry or bloody stool or
  • Extreme stomach cramps or stomach pain.

Common adverse consequences associated with polyiron may include:

  • constipation, diarrhea;
  • Nausea, upset stomach;
  • Stool that is dark, black, or
  • Temporarily staining the teeth.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.

Related drugs

ferrous sulfate, Venofer, FeroSul, and Auryxia


It is not recommended to consume polyiron if you have hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, or hemolytic anemia. Make sure to keep polyiron out of the reach of children. In the event of an accidental overdose of iron by a child, it may cause death.

Prior to use this drug

Do not consume polyiron if you have:

  • Hemochromatosis;
  • Hemosiderosis, or
  • Hemolytic anemia.

Avoid giving this medication to children without medical guidance. Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant. The dosage requirements for you could differ when you are pregnant or nursing.

How to take poly iron?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. It is recommended to take poly iron on an empty stomach to achieve optimal results. If stomach discomfort occurs, it is best to take the medication during a meal or at the end of a meal. Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Use the dosing needle provided or a dose-measuring device (not an ordinary spoon). Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand these directions.You'll need to take regular medical tests.

Don't use poly iron to treat iron deficiency anemia unless you have a doctor's approval. Anyone suffering from anemia must remain under the supervision of a physician. Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Make sure that this medication is kept out of the reach of young children. A mishap with iron could be fatal for the child.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, do not take your missed dosage if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose in the form of poly iron can be fatal, particularly for children. The symptoms of an overdose can include reduced energy levels, a high fever, vomiting, stomach discomfort, tarry stool, a low pulse, a rapid heartbeat, or seizures (convulsions).

What should be avoided?

At least two hours prior to or two hours following the time you took poly iron beware of:

  • Milk and other dairy products,
  • High-fiber food items (such as raw vegetables, whole grains such as bran, whole grains, and raw vegetables);
  • Coffee, tea;
  • Chocolate, or cola;
  • Energy drinks as well as other forms of caffeine

Interaction with other drugs

Certain medications can make polyiron much less effective when used in conjunction. If you are taking any of these medicines, you should take your polyiron dose at least two hours prior to or two hours following the dose of the other medication.

  • An antacid;
  • An antibiotic;
  • Medication used to cure the symptoms of parkinson's disease medicine to treat parkinson's disease
  • Thyroid medication.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications could influence poly iron, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are listed here.