Anemifer

Anemifer

Manufacturer:

Am-Europharma

Distributor:

SureChoice
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Iron.
Description
Syrup: Each 5 mL contains: Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate, USP 150 mg (equivalent to 30 mg elemental iron).
Oral drops: Each mL contains: Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate, USP 125 mg (equivalent to 25 mg elemental iron).
Action
Pharmacology: Iron is essential constituent of the body, being necessary for hemoglobin formation and for the oxidate process of living tissues. The body contains about 4 g of Iron most of which is present as hemoglobin. The remainder is present in storage forms ferritin or hemosiderin, in the reticuloedothelial system as myoglobin with smaller amounts occuring in heme-containing enzmes or plasma bound to transferrin.
Iron is absorbed chiefly in the duodenum and jejunum absorption being aided by the acid secretion in the stomach and being more readily affected when Iron is in the Ferrous state or is the part of the heme complex. Only about 5 to 15% of the Iron in the average western diet each day is usually sufficient to maintain normal adults in Iron equilibrium.
Indications/Uses
For iron deficiency anemia and other Nutritional Anemias.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Syrup: Adult: 5 mL to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoonful).
Children: 2.5 mL to 5 mL (1/2 to 1 teaspoonful).
To be taken three times daily.
Or as prescribed by the physician.
Oral drops: Infants under 3 months: 0.3 mL to 0.6 mL to be given daily or as prescribed by the physician.
3 months to 1 year old: 0.6 mL to 1.2 mL to be given 2 to 3 times a day.
Or as prescribed by the physician.
Contraindications
Anemia not due to iron deficiency where there is intolerance to iron, inability to absorb it, or where ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, colostomy, ileostomy or haemochromatosis are present.
Special Precautions
Iron salts should not be given to patients receiving repeated blood transfusions or to patients with anemias produced by iron deficiency unless deficiency is present. Where anemia exists its nature should be established and underlying causes determined. Severe gastrointestinal corrosion may occur in children ingesting excessive amounts of iron. Taking iron with food reduces the absorption of iron, gastric irritation is also reduced.
Adverse Reactions
The oral administration of iron preparation sometimes produces gastrointestinal irritation and abdominal pain and nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.
Treatment of Adverse Effects: In treating iron poisoning, speed is essential to block absorption of iron from the alimentary tract. In acute poisoning empty the stomach immediately by emesis and lavage using 1% to 5% solution of sodium in stomach.
Storage
Protect from light. Store at temperatures not exceeding 30ºC.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03A - IRON PREPARATIONS ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Syr (Orange flavor) 30 mg/5 mL x 60 mL. Oral drops (Lemon flavor) 25 mg/mL x 15 mL, 30 mL.
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