FAQs ABOUT DIOFER XT TABLET
Q: Can DIOFER XT TABLET be given to children?
A: Ask your doctor before giving DIOFER XT TABLET to your child. Your doctor will determine the correct dose or select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of DIOFER XT TABLET?
A: If you forget to take a dose of DIOFER XT TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not take DIOFER XT TABLET twice to make up for the missed dose.
Q: Can I stop taking DIOFER XT TABLET on my own?
A: Continue taking DIOFER XT TABLET until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, a worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. Contact your doctor in such a case.
Q: How should DIOFER XT TABLET be taken? Can it be crushed?
A: No. Do not break, crush or chew DIOFER XT TABLET. Take it as advised by your physician. Swallow it with a glass of water. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration of DIOFER XT TABLET for you based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What is DIOFER XT TABLET used for?
A: DIOFER XT TABLET is used to treat iron deficiency anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when your body can't produce enough haemoglobin (a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen) due to insufficient iron.
Q: Can DIOFER XT TABLET cause stomach pain?
A: Stomach pain is a common side effect of DIOFER XT TABLET. In such cases, try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to eat smaller meals more frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If your stomach still aches, contact your doctor.
Q: What should I tell my doctor before taking DIOFER XT TABLET?
A: Patients taking DIOFER XT TABLET must notify their doctor if they have any pre-existing conditions, such as untreated cobalamin deficiency, Addisonian pernicious anaemia, malignant disease (except megaloblastic anaemia), haemochromatosis, hemoglobinopathies, any gastrointestinal diseases, anaemias other than those caused by iron deficiency or if they are receiving repeated blood transfusions. Patients should also inform their doctors if they are pregnant, nursing, allergic to anything, undergoing repeated blood transfusions or receiving parenteral iron therapy. Consult your doctor if you experience anything different.
Q: Can DIOFER XT TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
A: DIOFER XT TABLET is safe to use during pregnancy, but if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with DIOFER XT TABLET.
Q: Can I take other medicines with DIOFER XT TABLET?
A: Before taking DIOFER XT TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking, have taken or might take any other medicine, including prescription, over-the-counter or any herbal medicine, as these might interact with each other and cause serious side effects.