Ferium Syrup 150 ml belongs to a class of ‘haematinics’ primarily used to treat anaemia. Iron deficiency occurs mainly due to poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased folate use in the body (during pregnancy).
Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying the adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.
Ferium Syrup 150 ml contains ‘Iron’ an essential body mineral and nutritional supplement required for the formation of the red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues.
By combining with a protein in the blood called haemoglobin, iron helps carry adequate oxygen to various body parts.
Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. In some cases, it may cause side effects like constipation, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, dark stools, loss of appetite, and upset stomach.
Most of these side effects of Syrup 150 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to Syrup 150 ml or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis) before starting Syrup 150 ml.
Syrup 150 ml is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy. Syrup 150 ml is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. Read more: Ferium Syrup
Uses of Ferium Syrup 150 ml
Syrup 150 ml is an essential component of hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein that helps transfer oxygen from the lungs to the different body’s tissues.
It also supports muscle metabolism and healthy connective tissue. Besides this, Syrup 150 ml is also necessary for physical growth, neurological development, cellular functioning, and various hormone synthesis.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Ferium Syrup 150 ml
- Stomach cramps
- Dark stools
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to Syrup 150 ml or its inactive components. Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver/ diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis) before starting Syrup 150 ml.
Chewable and dissolving tablets of Syrup 150 ml contain sugar or aspartame, hence caution should be taken if you have diabetes and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine).
Syrup 150 ml is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy. Syrup 150 ml is excreted into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking Syrup 150 ml if you are a breastfeeding mother.
Drinking alcohol can affect iron absorption, therefore, it is advised to avoid alcohol intake while using Syrup 150 ml. Syrup 150 ml is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. Do not store Syrup 150 ml above 25°C.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Syrup 150 ml may interact with rheumatoid arthritis drugs (penicillamine), cholesterol-lowering drugs (cholestyramine), Parkinson’s disease (levodopa, co-careldopa, entacapone), thyroid disease medicines (levothyroxine), medicines to treat bone problems (bisphosphonates), Wilson’s disease (trientine),
antibiotics (quinolones, chloramphenicol, tetracyclines), blood pressure-lowering drugs (methyldopa), metal poisoning treating drugs (dimercaprol), immunosuppressants (mycophenolate mofetil), and antacids.
Drug-Food Interaction: Syrup 150 ml should not be taken along with alcohol, dairy products, and eggs as it might affect Syrup 150 ml absorption in the body.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Syrup 150 ml should be used with caution in heart, liver, or kidney diseases,iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis).
WHAT IS FERIUM?
FERIUM contains Ferric Carboxymaltose
WHAT FERIUM IS USED FOR?
FERIUM is an iron replacement product indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients who have:
Intolerance to oral iron
Non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking FERIUM if you:
Are allergic to any of the ingredients in FERIUM
Have stomach or intestinal ulcers, heart, liver or kidney disease or any other medical conditions
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
FERIUM passes into breast milk
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking FERIUM
Tell your doctor before taking FERIUM, if you are taking any other medicine including medicines obtained without prescription or any other supplements or herbal products.
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
FERIUM must only be given by a doctor or nurse
it is given intravenously (into your vein) in 2 doses at least 7 days apart
Keep out of reach of children
Do not use after the expiry date
Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
It is advised to avoid the alcohol intake while using Syrup 150 ml since alcohol can hinder the absorption of iron in Syrup 150 ml.
Ferium Syrup 150 ml is safe to use if prescribed by a doctor during pregnancy. Syrup 150 ml is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy.
Ferium Syrup 150 ml can pass into the breast milk when used by a breastfeeding mother. Please consult your doctor before taking Syrup 150 ml if you are a nursing mother
Ferium Syrup 150 ml does not affect your ability to drive or operate any machinery. If you notice any side effects that affect your mental ability while using Syrup 150 ml, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking Syrup 150 ml.
It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting Syrup 150 ml if you have kidney diseases.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Take your iron tablets regularly
- Include red meat, pork, poultry, and seafood in your diet.
- Iron sources like kidney beans, black beans, spinach, raisins, apricots, and lentils will help you improve your iron deficiency when taken along with Syrup 150 ml.
- Also, include iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta timely in your regular food intake.
- Vitamin C foods like orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, melons, and bell peppers enhance iron absorption into the body.
- You can also try iron gummies if you have sweet cravings.
- Recent trends, like using cast iron utensils for cooking can also improve your iron levels.
Regular monitoring of iron and haemoglobin levels is advised to rule out the possibility of anaemia.
Anemia: It is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen to various body tissues. Anemia can be temporary, which can be treated with the help of supplements.
Sometimes, it can also be long-term, which might require medical procedures to treat. It makes you feel tired very quickly due to a lack of oxygen supply in the body.
It is one of the most common blood disorders. Anemia symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, brittle nails, and pale skin.
How does Ferium Syrup 150 ml work?
Syrup 150 ml is a dietary supplement that contains Iron. It works by boosting the production of red blood cells (RBC) in the body, thus treating iron deficiency associated anaemia.
Can I take Ferium Syrup 150 ml along with tea or milk?
It is recommended not to take Syrup 150 ml along with tea, coffee, or milk, and eggs since they might interfere with iron absorption from Syrup 150 ml.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosage. Do not double the dose.
What is the best time to take Syrup 150 ml?
Ferium Syrup 150 ml is best absorbed if taken on an empty stomach. But in some patients, Syrup 150 ml may cause gastrointestinal disturbances like stomach upset when taken without food. So, please take it as suggested by your doctor if you have stomach problems.
Does Ferium Syrup 150 ml cause constipation?
Syrup 150 ml may cause constipation as one of its side effects. Eating fibre rich foods like vegetables, fresh fruits, and cereals, and drinking plenty of water can help relieve symptoms.
Can I take antacids while using Syrup 150 ml?
Antacids may interfere with the absorption of iron. Hence it is advised to take Syrup 150 ml two hours before, or four hours after taking antacids.
Which are tests to diagnose deficiency of iron?
Haemoglobin (Hb) and Hematocrit tests are tests used to diagnose iron deficiency in human.
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