Generic Name : Carbonyl Iron
Pronunciation : car BAH nill I ern
TradeName : 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 :
This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia.
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.
Special Instruction :
*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 :
Pain at injection site, pigmentation of skin, sterile abscess.
Fever, headache, joint pains, chest pain, flushing, palpitation, difficulty in breathing, anaphylactic reactions, lymph node enlargement.
Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, black or darker than normal appearing stools.
Other Precautions :
*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.