Optifer Alpha (Heme Iron Supplement)

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Type: drug type
Product: Optifer Alpha 60 Tablets
Manufacturer: Volo Healthcare
Country: Canada
Dosage: 11 mg
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Generic Equivalent of Optifer Alpha
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There is no generic product of Optifer Alpha.

Optifer Alpha Information

Optifer Alpha and other RX or OTC medications are available here at Canada Pharmacy Online. We currently carry the brand name medication of Optifer Alpha, manufactured by Volo Healthcare in Canada. The generic name for the active ingredient in Optifer Alpha is Heme Iron Polypeptide, but we do not currently carry a generic equivalent at this time. Optifer Alpha is available in the strength of 11mg heme iron tablet. Our Canadian Pharmacy also carries Proferrin and Hemeboost.

Product Details

Optifer Alpha is an iron supplement used to treat iron deficiency. This iron supplement is derived from meat and poultry, which is your body’s preferred method of acquiring iron. Most of the time, people get their iron from the foods they eat. Iron is used by your body to form red blood cells and transport oxygen throughout the body.

The common side effects of Optifer Alpha include: upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, constipation, reddish-brown urine or stools.

The more serious side effects may include:

• Signs of allergic reaction:
o Difficulty breathing
o Hives
o Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat

Precautions

You should not take Optifer Alpha if you are allergic to Iron or meat products, or if you have iron overload disorder. Before you start taking Optifer Alpha, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you currently take including OTC and herbal medications. Tell your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant, as your dosages may need to be adjusted during this time. Do not give Optifer Alpha to children without medical advice. Be sure to take Optifer Alpha exactly as your doctor describes for you. Follow all instructions that come with your medication. Do not take it in larger or smaller amounts, or for longer than recommended. An overdose of iron can be fatal, especially for young children. Take this medication with a full glass of water and do not lie down for the first 30-minutes after consuming. Store away from moisture and heat. There can be interactions between Optifer Alpha and other medications. Talk to your doctor before you use other medications while on Optifer Alpha.

Questions and Answers

1. How quickly does this Optifer Alpha work?
Answer: It all depends on your body’s level of iron stores. It takes time to replenish them, so the process can take a few months. People who have ongoing blood loss may have to take iron supplements indefinitely to maintain their iron stores.

2. What does heme iron mean?
Answer: Heme iron supplements are derived from meat sources such as cows or poultry. Non-heme iron comes from vegetables, dairy, and can be chemically-bonded.

3. Can pregnant women take Optifer Alpha?
Answer: Yes, in fact, anemia is a big problem for some pregnant women and it can affect both mom and baby. This iron supplement is approved for both pregnant and nursing moms. Talk with your doctor about the right dose for you during this important time.

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