Fer-Drops  (Oral Drops)

For Prevention and Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia

 

Composition:
Each 1ml Oral Drops contains 25mg Ferrous (as Sulfate).

Indications:
Fer-Drops is indicated for prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in these cases:

  1. Infants and premature infants: who suffer from iron deficiency, especially after the age of three months.
  2. Children: In cases of dietary deficiencies of iron, rapid growth, and unusual loses of blood.
  3. Adults: In cases of nutritional iron deficiencies, pregnancy, and lactation.

Dosage:

Fer-Drops easily absorbable and well tolerated for the dosage forms that are appropriate for patients from infancy through adult life. Fer-Drops is preferably taken with food to avoid side effects.

It may be mixed with water or juice.

Dosage should be measured with the attached measuring gauge.

Prophylactic dose: 0.3–0.6ml daily or as prescribed by the physician.

Therapeutic dose: 1ml three times daily or as prescribed by the physician.

Side Effects:

It may cause: Gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, constipation, and diarrhea. These side effects can be decreased by taking the medicine directly after eating or by starting with small doses then gradually increasing.

Contraindications:
Hypersensitivity to the drug.

Drug Interactions:
Absorption of the drug is decreased by antacids containing Ca, Mg or Al, and by colestyramine. Also tetracycline decreases product absorption. Therefore, taking the drug should be stopped during treatment with tetracycline. The drug does not co-administrate with levodopa or penicillamine.

Precautions:

  1. Avoid excessive dosage.
  2. Patients with ulcers must avoid taking the drug.
  3. Iron may darken stool’s color, or it may cause hypersensitivity reactions.

Use in Pregnancy:
It’s not advisable to take the drug in the first three months of pregnancy.

Presentation:
Carton pack contains bottle of 30ml with 1ml measuring gauge, and leaflet.

 

 
 
 

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