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Ferfix 120ml Syrup
Ferfix 120ml Syrup (Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex + Folic acid) chewable tablets are a combination preparation containing iron and folic acid for the treatment of iron deficiency and the prevention of iron and folic acid deficiency before, during and after pregnancy (during lactation).Ferfix 120ml Syrup has Iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex (IPC) is a water soluble iron oxide, macromolecular complex of polynuclear iron (III) hydroxide and partially hydrolyzed dextrin (polymaltose). The complex is stable and does not release ionic iron under physiological conditions. The iron in the polynuclear “cores” is bound in a similar structure as in the case of physiologically occurring ferritin. Due to these chemical and pharmacological properties IPC is suitable for oral iron substitution. The iron in Ferfix 120ml Syrup(Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex + Folic acid) tablets exists as iron (III) hydroxide complex where the individual particles are embedded into a carbohydrate polymer (polymaltose). This prevents iron from causing any harm in the gastrointestinal system.
This medication is an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (such as those caused by anemia or pregnancy). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health.
Constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
When not to use
FERFIX tablets are contraindicated in patients: − Who show hypersensitivity to iron. − Receiving repeated blood transfusions. − With iron overload (e.g. hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). − Who have disturbances in iron utilization (e.g. thalassemia, sidero-achrestic anemia, lead anemia).