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Constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps, or upset Constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. pharmacist promptly. Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful. not harmful. If your doctor has prescribed this drug, remember that he or If your doctor has prescribed this drug, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. pharmacist. In the US - In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. 1-866-234-2345.
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