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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Ferrous Polysaccharide (Overview)

Ferrous polysaccharide is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Ferrous Polysaccharide (Overview)

Ferrous polysaccharide is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What are the usual side effects of ferrous sulfate?

What are the usual side effects of ferrous sulfate?

Constipation: Mild side effects can include constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.. More severe side effects can include headache, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stool; fever; vomiting with continuing sharp stomach pain. ...Read more

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What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

The present vaccines: The existing pneumoccal vaccines are developed by including material that replicates the coating or polysaccharide capsule that varies with each strain.When antibodies develop to the capsule, the pneumoccus can be attacked and neutralized.Some strains have no capsule and cannot be neutralized by the vaccine. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate Vaccine: It is considered that conjugate vaccine provides better long term protection as compared to Polysachride Vaccine due to the mechanism by which antibody response occurs. Plysacchride Vaccine does not provide same level of Herd Immunityas is provided by Conjugate Vaccine ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Niferex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niferex allergy?

Niferex allergy: Niferex is a dietary iron supplement. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/niferex-150-drug.htm ...Read more

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What can you tell me about niferex?

What can you tell me about niferex?

Iron supplement: It is a medication to for iron deficiency. You may consult this site for more information in this topic: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-3975/niferex-oral/details ...Read more

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Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

MVI (multivitamin) + Fe: Taking a multivitamin and iron at the same time is fine. The acidity in vitamin c helps you absorb iron better so that is good to take too. Just be careful you aren't taking anything that interferes with iron absorption at the same time, like calcium, tea, zinc, or acid-blockers like pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid. ...Read more

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Can I take multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex-150) both at the same time?

Can I take multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex-150) both at the same time?

No problem: As long as the multivitamin doesn't have a lot of calcium in it (which blocks the absoprtion of iron), there's no problem with taking the niferex at the same time. ...Read more

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Niferex is really dark brown and looks like it would irritate your stomach. Does it?

Niferex is really dark brown and looks like it would irritate your stomach.  Does it?

You cannot tell...: ...Anything about a pill's effects or side effects from the appearance of the pill itself. Niferex is an iron supplement, which sometimes causes constipation, but the only way to find out if it will irritate your stomach is to start taking it; you can always stop if it does. Taking it with food will decrease the chance of stomach irritation. ...Read more

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I got a flu shot & penumococcal polysaccharid shot in my side now my left ovary hurts and is swollen and it was in the same day?

I got a flu shot & penumococcal polysaccharid shot in my side now my left ovary hurts and is swollen and it was in the same day?

Coincidence: No reason to think that the shots are causing your ovary pain. It is just coincidence that you got the pain the day you got the shots. ...Read more

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Why have i been given ferrous sulphate and not fumarate? Why does it have all these yellow colouring and e numbers in? Jesus christ.

Yelling at Doctors: None of us here deserve to be yelled at. We are here giving service for free. We did not invent the pharmaceutical naming system. And, we do not know why your physician prescribed one product over another. ...Read more

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What is ferrous sulfate used for?

What is ferrous sulfate used for?

Iron deficiency: It is taken orally to increase iron in the blood ...Read more

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Can i take levothyroxine and ferrous sulfate together?

Can i take levothyroxine and ferrous sulfate together?

Yes: You may take these two medication together, however, to avoid stomach upset, it is better to take iron with meals. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can i take ferrous sulfate if I am allergic to sulfar?

Can i take ferrous sulfate if I am allergic to sulfar?

Yes: There is frequently confusion when patients are allergic to a sulfa antibiotic and they are prescribed a medicine which has "sulfate" in the description. There is no problem using these medications even if one is allergic to sulfa. ...Read more

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Anemic; how many mg of ferrous sulfate can I take without overdosing?

Anemic; how many mg of ferrous sulfate can I take without overdosing?

About 1500 mg/day: According to medscape, the maximum recommended dose of ferrous sulfate is about 500 mg (or 100 mg iron) three times daily. Don't forget, though, that the appropriate dose for you should be determined with your health care provider, based on what you actually need. If you are getting enough in your diet, you may not need to take a supplement at all. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Niferex (Definition)

Niferex is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more