Vitaferrol

Drugs , Vitamins and Minerals / October 16, 2016

Class: Vitamins and Minerals
Dosage Form: Elixir
Stock: Available
Manufacturer: Eva Pharma

Composition:

Each 5 ml contains:
Elemental Iron…………………………….38 mg
Thiamine hydrochloride………………….1 mg
Riboflavin………………………………………1 mg
Pridoxine hydrochloride………………0.5 mg
Cyanocobalamin……………………………..4 µg
D-panthenol………………………………..1.5 mg
Nicotinamide…………………………………6 mg

Properties:

Vitaferrol elixir contains vitamins, the building block of the body together with a novel iron preparation, which contains non-ionic ferric iron and polymaltose in a stable complex. This facilitates a controlled absorption of the ferric iron when it comes in contact with the mucosal cell surface. The polynuclear iron (III)-hydroxide cores are superficially surrounded by a number of non-covalently bound polymaltose molecules. The complex is stable and doesn’t 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 this similarity, only the iron (III) of the complex is absorbed by an active absorption process. By means of competitive ligand exchange, any iron binding protein in the gastrointestinal fluid and on the surface of the epithelium can take up iron (III). Iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex has no pro-oxidative properties such as there are with iron (II) salts .The physiological and controlled absorption of iron in this form thereby minimizes the risks of iron overload. Its non-ionic state helps in avoiding gastrointestinal irritation and constipation that are common with other iron salts; it does not stain teeth and has a non-metallic palatable taste. Vitaferrol elixir also contains Cyanocobalamin (Vit B12) which helps in the building up of nucleic acids necessary for body cells and red cells formation. Thiamine plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and deficiency and is an important factor in normal functioning of nerve cells. Riboflavin is essential for the utilization of energy from food and is necessary for the proper functioning of pyridoxine and nicotinic acid. Pyridoxine is principally required for amino acid metabolism. Pyridoxine and Nicotinamide are also involved in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Panthenol increases immunity against infectious diseases.

Indications:

Vitaferrol elixir is indicated in:

  • In nutritional deficiency, in adolescence and convalescence
  • Iron supplementation during pregnancy and during lactation
  • In cases of decreased ability for physical work, lack of concentration   & school performance, growth retardation and malnutrition in children
  • Mild deficiency of B-complex vitamins
  • Treatment and prophylaxis of iron deficiency anemia in cases of blood loss of various origin (menstruation, hemorrhage, surgical operations)

Contraindicatons:

Vitaferrol elixir is contraindicated in:

  • Patients who-in rare instance -have  iron or vitamin  hypersensitivity
  • In conditions where there is a risk of iron overload as in haemaocromatosis, haemosidorosis and hemolytic anemia

Drug Interactions:

Since, the iron is complex bound, ionic interaction with foodstuff components (phytin, oxalates, tannin, etc…) and concomitant administration of medicaments (tetracyclines, antacids) is unlikely to occur as with other iron salts.

Dosage and Administration:

Dosage and extent of therapy are dependent upon the extent of deficiency manifestations, unless otherwise prescribed by the consulting physician the usual dosage is:

  • Children less than one year:  one teaspoonful daily
  • Children 1 to 12 years: one to two teaspoonfuls daily after meals
  • Children more than 12 years & adults: three to four teaspoonfuls daily in divided doses after meals
  • Pregnant and lactating women: four to six teaspoonfuls daily in divided doses after meals

Packaging:

Bottle of 120 ml.

 

Storage:

Store at room temperature, below 25°C.

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