Generic Name : Carbonyl Iron Pronunciation : car BAH nill I ern Therapeutic Classification : Hematinic
India- Alfe Cap ,Aminocrat Powd , Ampiro Powd, Anofer Tab, Arion Forte Cap, Arion Syr , Abonylcap.
International- Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews, Ferra-Cap. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia. It helps in oxygen transportation in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: 50 mg orally three times a day.
Child: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 12 to 24 hours (maximum daily dose = 15 mg).
Infants: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (maximum 15 mg) in 1 to 2 divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet, syrup, and capsule to take by mouth without meal, three times a day. Warnings and Precautions :
*Keep this medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron for a child can lead to death.
*Do not take this medication if you have too much iron builds, iron overload disorder, hemolytic anemia. Side Effects :
Local- Pain at injection site, pigmentation of skin, sterile abscess.
Systemic- Fever, headache, joint pains, chest pain, flushing, palpitation, difficulty in breathing, anaphylactic reactions, lymph node enlargement.
Miscellaneous - Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, black or darker than normal appearing stools.
*Avoid taking antacids within two hours while taking this medication. Storage Conditions :
Store it in room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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