Eleron

Eleron

Manufacturer:

Geno

Distributor:

Nebula

Marketer:

Mascots
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex 100 mg, folic acid 550 mcg
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis of Fe deficiency; including megaloblastic anaemia during pregnancy resulting from a folic acid deficiency.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Megaloblastic anaemia stemming from vit B12 deficiency, pernicious or haemolytic anaemia, haemochromatosis.
Special Precautions
Occasional GI discomfort eg, nausea. Discontinue use if symptoms of intolerance occur.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, epigastric distress, diarrhoea, constipation, black stools.
Drug Interactions
Fe: Formation of non-absorbable complexes w/ alendronate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline. Reduced GI absorption w/ antacids. Enhanced GI absorption w/ ascorbic acid. May increase serum Fe levels w/ chloramphenicol. May reduce GI absorption w/ cimetidine. Decreased serum levels of levodopa. May result in decreased efficacy of methyldopa. Decreased GI absorption of quinolones & penicillamine. Decreased absorption of both tetracycline & Fe salts. Eggs & milk inhibit Fe absorption. Administration of Ca & Fe supplementation reduces ferrous sulfate absorption by 1/3. Folic acid: Decreased effects of anticonvulsants eg, amobarbital, aprobarbital, butabarbital, dihydroquinidine barbiturate, heptabarbital, hexobarbital, methohexital, methylphenobarbital, pentobarbital, primidone, quinidine barbiturate. May decrease levels of phenytoin.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AD - Iron in combination with folic acid ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Form
Eleron cap
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
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