ED Cyte F Generic Name: Docusate Sodium/Ferrous Fumarate/Folic Acid
(DOK-yoo-sate SO-dee-um/FER-us FYOO-mar-rate/FOE-lik AS-id)Brand Name:
ED Cyte F
ED Cyte F is used for:
Treating anemia caused by low levels of iron or folate in the blood. It is also used in pregnancy for the prevention and treatment of low blood levels of iron and to supply folic acid to the body. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
ED Cyte F is an iron and folic acid combination plus a stool softener. It works by replacing or adding iron and folic acid when the body does not produce enough of its own. The stool softener is used to relieve constipation caused by iron.
Do NOT use ED Cyte F if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in ED Cyte F
- you have pernicious anemia or you have too much iron in the body
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using ED Cyte F :
Some medical conditions may interact with ED Cyte F . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have stomach or intestinal problems (eg, ulcer, intestinal irritation or inflammation, Crohn disease, diverticulitis)
- if you have had multiple blood transfusions, anemia, or a blood disorder (eg, thalassemia, porphyria)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with ED Cyte F . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Doxycycline, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mycophenolate, penicillamine, tetracyclines, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by ED Cyte F
- Fluorouracil because the risk of its side effects may be increased by ED Cyte F
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if ED Cyte F may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use ED Cyte F :
Use ED Cyte F as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take ED Cyte F by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- If you also take a bisphosphonate (eg, alendronate), a cephalosporin (eg, cephalexin), methyldopa, penicillamine, a quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin), or a tetracycline (eg, minocycline), you may need to space the doses several hours apart. Check with your doctor if you have questions about how much time is needed between doses of ED Cyte F and your other medicines.
- Do not take an antacid within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take ED Cyte F .
- Avoid eggs, whole grain breads or cereal, milk, milk products, coffee, or tea within 2 hours before or after taking ED Cyte F . These foods may reduce absorption of ED Cyte F .
- Take ED Cyte F with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking ED Cyte F .
- If you miss a dose of ED Cyte F , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ED Cyte F .
Important safety information:
- ED Cyte F has iron in it. Iron overdose is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. In case of an overdose, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use ED Cyte F unless your doctor tells you to.
- Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than 6 months without checking with your doctor.
- ED Cyte F may darken the stools. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
- Lab tests, including complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use ED Cyte F . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using ED Cyte F while you are pregnant. ED Cyte F is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use ED Cyte F , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of ED Cyte F :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; indigestion; nausea; stomach cramps; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe 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 stomach pain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include bloody stools; blue or pale skin; loss of consciousness; severe drowsiness; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting.Proper storage of ED Cyte F :
Store ED Cyte F at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep ED Cyte F out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about ED Cyte F , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- ED Cyte F is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about ED Cyte F . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Ed Cyte F Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)