INCEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
IRON + FOLIC ACID + VITAMIN B COMPLEX + VITAMIN C
This is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of Iron, Folic acid, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C deficiency, or to meet extra need of these vitamins and minerals especially in pregnancy or when planning for pregnancy.
Iron & Vitamin Combined preparations
Iron is an essential mineral, with several important roles in the body. For example, it helps to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. Liver is a good source of iron, don't eat it if you are pregnant. This is because it is also rich in vitamin A which, in large amounts, can harm your unborn baby. Folic acid is essential for the production of certain coenzymes in many metabolic systems such as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. It is also essential in the synthesis and maintenance of nucleoprotein in erythropoesis. It also promotes WBC and platelet production in folate-deficiency anaemia. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen formation and tissue repair; plays a role in oxidation/reduction reactions as well as other metabolic pathways including synthesis of catecholamines, carnitine, and steroids; also plays a role in conversion of folic acid to folinic acid. Vitamin B complex: The building blocks for good health come from a variety of foods, even if they are from the same family of nutrients. Such is the case with vitamin B, a key player in maintaining cell health and keeping you energized. Not all types of vitamin B do the same thing. Additionally, the different types of vitamin B all come from different types of foods. Vitamin B deficiencies can lead to health problems. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe a supplement when they think you8re not getting enough.
Recommended adult dose is one capsule daily. In more severe deficiency states, 2 capsules a day may be required or as directed by the physician.
Care should be taken when given to patients with Iron storage or Iron absorption disease. Iron form chelates with antacids and Tetracycline and absorption of all these may be impaired if taken concurrently
This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Iron therapy is contraindicated in haemachromatosis and haemosiderosis, and in patients receiving repeated blood transfusion or with anaemia not due to by iron deficiency. It should be given cautiously to patients taking Levodopa as one of the ingredients (Pyridoxine) reduces the effect of Levodopa.
Generally well tolerated. However, a few allergic reactions may be seen.
It is recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children fewer than 6. Avoid higher doses if you have liver disease or hemochromatosis; excess can cause bloody diarrhea, vomiting, acidosis, darkened stools, abdominal pain. Symptoms may clear in a few hours. Riboflavin is reported to be completely safe and no toxic symptoms have been reported so far. Higher doses of Nicotinamide may cause vomiting, diarrhea. Sensory neuropathy was observed in individuals consuming more than 200 mg Pyridoxine for very long periods. No cases of Folic acid overdosages have been reported. Acute ingestion of Ascorbic acid, even of massive doses, is unlikely to cause significant effects.
Care should be taken in patients who may develop iron overload, such as those with hemochromatosis, haemolytic anaemia or red cell aplasia. Iron chelates with tetracycline and absorption may be impaired.
Store in a dry place below 258 C. Protect from light.