Ferric Ammonium citrate + B12+ Folic acid syrup (chocolate flavor)
Ferric Ammonium Citrate is a complex salt of iron, ammonia and citric acid and is one of the best-tolerated iron supplements. Folic acid is a form of the water-soluble vitamin B9 and is a key factor in the synthesis of nucleic acid (DNA & RNA). It is vital for production of healthy red blood cells. Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. Zinc is essential for increasing immunity against infections.
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
Ferric ammonium citrate provides an optimum tolerance of the iron preparation, which is of utmost importance in maintaining long term patient compliance to any hematinic therapy. It rapidly supplements elemental iron so that iron deficiency is quickly controlled, thus leading to faster correction of anemia and replenishment of tissue iron stores. Folic acid itself is biochemically inactive, converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate by dihydrofolate reductase in liver.
Indicated in nutritional anaemia, fatigue, general debility and convalescence, anaemia of pregnancy & lactation, anaemia due to chronic haemorrhage.
Peptic ulcer, regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis. Hemachromatosis, hemosiderosis and hemolytic anemia and all anaemias other than iron deficiency.
Nausea, regurgitation, constipation, pyrosis (burning sensation in the chest), upset stomach may occur with the use of hematinics. Iron may cause your stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful. GI effects can be reduced by taking it with food.
Oral iron may aggravate existing peptic ulcer, regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis.
Iron compounds taken orally can impair the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics. Antacids given concomitantly with iron compounds decrease iron absorption.
As directed by the physician.
Store in a cool and dark place.
Protect from direct sunlight.