Galfer Syrup 300ml
Galfer Syrup contains ferrous fumarate which is used to replace low levels of iron in the blood. It is also used to treat and prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Prevention: Take two 5ml spoonfuls once a day.
Treatment: Take two 5ml spoonfuls once or twice a day.
Children under 12 and infants:
The doctor will decide how much to give your child. Follow the instructions on the pharmacist's label.
Prolonged use in children should be supervised by the doctor, as excessive use may lead to dangerous levels of iron in the blood.
You can take Ferrous fumarate 140mg/5ml Syrup when pregnant or breastfeeding, but talk to your doctor first before using the medicine particularly if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If the syrup upsets your stomach, take it with or after food.
Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which foods to avoid.
Ferrous fumarate 140mg/5ml Syrup may make your stools darker than usual. This is a normal effect of medicines containing iron.
Ferrous fumarate 140mg/5ml Syrup may blacken the teeth. To help prevent this, rinse your mouth with water after taking.
Vitamin C and drinks containing citric acid may increase the amount of Iron absorbed.