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Doctor insights on: Ferrous Polysaccharide

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Sheila Smith
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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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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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Niferex (Definition)

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