Feromalt (Iron Polymaltose Complex) is sugar-free syrup. It is used for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia.
Each 5ml contains:
Iron (III) hydroxide Polymaltose Complex
Equivalent to elemental iron 50 mg
Uses: It is used for prevention and treatment of iron deficiencies particularly iron deficiency anaemia. The liquid formula is especially for the prophylactic therapy of iron deficiency to cover the recommended daily dietary allowance (RDA) during pregnancy and lactation, for children, adolescents, women capable of bearing children and adults.
Posology and method of Administration: Dosage and duration of therapy are dependent upon the extent of iron deficiency. The daily dose can be divided into separate doses or can be taken at one time during or after meal.
|Age group||Manifested iron deficiency||Latent iron deficiency||Prophylactic Therapy|
|Infant (up to 1 year)||2.5-5 ml daily||—||—|
|Children (up to 1 – 12 year)||5-10 ml daily||2.5-5ml daily||—|
|Children (> 12 year) adults & nursing women||10-30 ml daily||5-10ml daily||—|
|Pregnant Women||20-30 ml daily||10 ml daily||5-10 ml daily|
Pregnancy & Lactation: Reproduction studies in animals did not show any foetal risk. Controlled studies in pregnant women after the first trimester have not shown any undesirable effects on mother and neonates. There is no evidence of risk during the first trimester and possibility of a negative to the foetus is unlikely to occur.
Mother’s milk contains iron bound to locatoferrin. It is not known how much iron from the complex is passed into mother’s milk. The administration of IPC is unlikely to cause undesirable effects to the nursed child, During Pregnancy & Lactation IPC should be used on prescription.
Contra indication: Iron overload (e.g Haemochromatosis, haemosiderosis) or disturbances in Iron utilization (e.g lead anaemia, sidero-achrestic anaemia, thalassaemia) and anaemia not caused by iron deficiency (e.g Hemolytic anaemia).
Undesirable effects: Occasionally gastro-intestinal irritations such as sensation of repletion, pressure in the epigastric region, nausea, constipation or diarrhea can occur. A dark coloration stool is of no clinical significance.
Dosage / Instructions: Use according to medical advice. For further details please see leaflet enclosed. Store in a cool & dry place, protect from heat & light. Keep all medicine out of reach of children. To be sold on the prescription of a registered medical practitioner only.
Manufacturer & Buy:
Feromalt is manufactured by Global Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd. http://www.globalpharmaceuticalspk.com
You can buy it at this link: https://nexthealth.pk