Florisene tablets should be swallowed whole with water, half to one hour before food or on an empty stomach.Florisene should be taken at 3 tablets daily for the first six months. Most women take 1 tablet in the morning followed by 2 before bedtime. Thereafter a maintenance intake of 1 to 2 tablets per day is recommended depending on lifestyle factors such as the type of menstrual loss and red meat consumption.Side effectsFlorisene contains iron and a small proportion of people who are unusually sensitive may experience some minor digestive disturbance such as nausea. This generally disappears, but should it persist, then take Florisene with a 'light' meal. Some individuals may also notice a darkening of the stools.Caution: Other iron containing supplements should not be taken whilst taking Florisene.Use in pregnancy, during breast feeding, or if planning to become pregnant: Consult a doctor before taking Florisene.Florisene should not be taken whilst taking oral antibiotics. Florisene should not be taken within 2 hours of taking any medication, including indigestion remedies.