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FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

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Generic Name: Multiple actives
Product Name: FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

Indication of FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

FAB Iron and B Complex Capsules may help prevent and treat iron deficiency.

Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.

Action of FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

Iron is an essential trace element that is required for the formation of haemoglobin and myoglobin: important components of the blood that carry oxygen around the body. Inorganic metal particles such as iron, when they come into contact with the acidic environment of the stomach, can become insoluble and clump together. This both reduces the amount that can be absorbed as well as causing damage to the gastrointestinal walls. In this product, this is reduced through the use of a ‘chelate’, which is a substance that binds to the metal and ‘protects’ it from the usual changes that occur in acid. This allows the iron to more effectively travel into the blood stream while also lessening the side effects.

Dose advice of FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

One capsule per day taken with food. FAB Iron and B Complex Capsules are safe to give during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The absorption of iron can be adversely affected when given with tea, coffee, eggs, milk, calcium supplements, whole grain breads, cereals and pastas, and antacids. Concurrent administration of ascorbic acid can increase iron absorption.

Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.


Schedule of FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules

Unscheduled. FAB Iron & B Complex Capsules is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.


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Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 17 August, 2017
Reviewed On: 14 September, 2006

Created by: myVMC