Terraferron

Terraferron

Manufacturer:

Terramedic

Distributor:

Metro Drug
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Ferrous sulfate, vitamins B-complex and C.
Description
Each capsule contains: Ferrous Sulfate, dried, USP (equivalent to 65 mg Elemental iron) 200 mg, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) 100 mg, Nicotinamide 20 mg, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vit. B1) 2 mg, Riboflavin (Vit.B2) 2 mg, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6) 2 mg, Folic Acid 400 mcg, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12) 10 mcg.
Action
Ferrous sulfate is used as a source of iron for iron-deficiency anaemia. Folic acid is a member of the Vitamin B group. It is used in the treatment and prevention of the folate deficiency state. Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin used in the treatment and prevention of thiamine deficiency. Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin and it is essential for the utilisation of energy from food. Pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin used in the treatment and prevention of pyridoxine deficiency states. Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin used in the treatment and prevention of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin, is essential for the synthesis of collagen and intercellular material. It has been used to acidify urine. Nicotinamide is a water-soluble Vitamin B substance used in the treatment and prevention of nicotinic acid deficiency. It is preferred as it does not cause vasodilation.
Indications/Uses
For the prevention and treatment of anemias due to folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiencies, also from nutritional deficiency of vitamin B complex.
Dosage/Direction for Use
To be taken orally.
Usual Dose: 1-2 capsules daily.
Severe Anemia: 1 capsule, 3 times a day.
Prophylactic (e.g., Pregnant Woman): 15-30 mg/day or 1 capsule once a day.
Therapeutic (e.g., Post-operative blood loss): 200 mg of iron per day, given in 3 equal doses of 65 mg (Or 1 capsule, 3 times a day).
Or as prescribed by the physician.
Missed Dose: If the patient is taking this product on a prescribed schedule and missed a dose, take it as soon as the patient remembers. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the usual dosing schedule. Do not double dose to catch up.
Overdosage
Symptoms of overdose may include: Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Take exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts longer than recommended. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Seek emergency medical attention if the patient has used too much of this medicine.
Contraindications
If the patient is allergic to any ingredients of the product.
Special Precautions
Before taking this medicine, tell the doctor about the patient's medical history, especially of use/abuse of alcohol, liver problems, stomach/intestinal problems. Tell the doctor if the patient is pregnant before using.
Consult a doctor: If the patient notices other effects, call the doctor immediately.
Adverse Reactions
Heartburn, nausea and vomiting, constipation and diarrhea. The latter symptoms are dose related and maybe due to iron-induced in the intestinal bacterial flora.
Drug Interactions
Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea or coffee within 2 hours before and after this medication because they will decrease its effectiveness.
Caution For Usage
Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help the patient remember, take it at the same time each day.
Storage
Store at temperature not exceeding 30°C. Store away from light and moisture.
ATC Classification
B03AE10 - various combinations ; Belongs to the class of iron in other combinations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Cap (rusty yellow powder, in scarlet cap/scarlet body, in EGC size "1") 100's.
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