Iberet Folic-500

Iberet Folic-500

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Iron, vitamin B-complex and C, folic acid.
Description
Each filmtab contains: Ferrous sulfate in controlled-release form (Gradumet) 525 mg (equivalent to 105 mg of elemental iron), vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 500 mg, niacinamide 30 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, vitamins B1 (thiamine mononitrate) 6 mg, B2 (riboflavin) 6 mg, B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 5 mg and B12 (cyanocobalamin) 25 mcg and folic acid 800 mcg.
Action
Iberet Folic-500 is a hematinic containing iron in the Gradumet controlled-release vehicle; vitamin C for enhancement of iron absorption and the B-complex vitamins including folic acid.
Indications/Uses
Treatment of iron deficiency in nonpregnant adults and prevention of concomitant folic acid deficiency where there is an associated deficient intake or increased need for the B-complex vitamins. Iberet Folic-500 is also indicated in pregnancy for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency where there is a concomitant deficient intake or increased need for the B-complex vitamins (including folic acid).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults Including Pregnant Females: 1 tablet daily.
Administration: Iberet Folic-500 is administered orally and may be taken on an empty stomach.
Overdosage
Iberet Folic-500 contains iron, which can be harmful or fatal to adults and children in large doses. Hepatic necrosis and hepatic failure may develop. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance immediately.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any of the components of Iberet Folic-500. Repeated blood transfusions or parenteral iron therapy contraindicate concurrent oral iron therapy. Rare instance of hypersensitivity to folic acid and in patients with pernicious anaemia. Patients with galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
Special Precautions
The nature should be established and underlying causes determined if anemia exists. In older patients and those tending to lead to vitamin B12 depletion, serum B12 levels should be regularly assessed during treatment with Iberet Folic-500.
Side Effects
The likelihood of gastric intolerance to iron in the controlled-release Gradumet vehicle is remote. If such should occur, the tablet may be taken after a meal.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain. Black discoloration of the stool has been reported with iron usage.
Hypersensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.
Isolated cases of injury to mouth and pharynx, oesophageal ulcer, hematemesis and ileus have been reported.
Drug Interactions
Antacids may decrease iron absorption. Ferrous sulphate may interfere with the absorption of tetracyclines. The antiparkinsonism effects of levodopa may be reversed by pyridoxine. Iron absorption is inhibited by the ingestion of eggs or milk.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
ATC Classification
B03AE02 - iron, multivitamins and folic acid ; Belongs to the class of iron in other combinations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Filmtab (red, controlled-release) 60's.
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