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FEROMIN ® FILM COATED TABLETS

DROPS
COMPOSITIONS: Preventive (prophylactic): 0.6 ml daily or as pre-
Tablets: scribed.
Each film coated tablet contains Dried Ferrous Sulphate
BP 190 mg equivalent to 60 mg Elemental Iron. OBSERVATIONS:
Drops: The haemoglobin content of blood should rise by 100-200
Each 1ml contains 125 mg Ferrous Sulphate BP equiva- mg/100 ml/day. Even after the haemoglobin content has
lent to 25 mg Elemental Iron. risen to its normal level, the treatment should be continued
for a further 3 months to replenish the Iron stores.
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: As for any Iron preparation, using of oral drops can pro-
Iron is one of the minerals which is fundamentally in- duce a dark stain on the teeth.
volved in vital metabolic processes where it may be func- The Iron preparations are generally well absorbed in fast-
tional in haemoglobin, myoglobin, heme enzymes, cofac- ing states, but to reduce gastric irritations, it is better to
tor and transport Iron or stored as ferritin and hemosidrin give the medicine after meals.
in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and reticuloendothelial
system. Iron is removed from the body through urine, bile, STORAGE:
sweat and feces. Store at room temperature (15-25)˚C.
Do not use the drug after the expiry date printed
INDICATIONS: on the package.
FEROMIN is indicated for the prevention and treatment of
hypochromic and Iron deficiency anaemia characterised PRESENTATIONS:
by deficiency of haemoglobin. The two most common Tablets:
causes for such anaemia are nutritional and loss of blood. Packs contain (30) Film Coated Tablets.
Hospital packs contain Film Coated Tablets.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Drops:
FEROMIN is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to 30 ml Bottle-droppers.
Ferrous Sulphate.

PRECAUTIONS:
In order to avoid Iron overloading, Iron preparations This is a medicament
should be administered only when the cause of the dis-
ease is due to deficiency of Iron. Avoid taking antacids • A medicament is a product, which affects your
along with Iron preparations. health, and its consumption contrary to instructions
is dangerous for you.
ADVERSE REACTIONS:
The Iron preparations are generally well tolerated, but
• Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription, the method
since they are astringents, they may cause gastrointesti- of use and the instructions of the pharmacist who
nal tract disturbances such as constipation, nausea, vom- sold the medicament.
iting and diarrhoea. In children, overdose may cause se- • The doctor and the pharmacist are experts in medi-
vere intoxication. cine, its benefits and risks.
• Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment
DRUG INTERACTIONS: prescribed for you.
Concurrent administration of antacids with oral iron prep- • Do not repeat the same prescription without con-
arations may decrease iron absorption. sulting your doctor.
Antacids and oral iron preparations should be adminis-
tered as far apart as possible. Ferrous sulphate may in- Keep medicaments
terfere with and decrease the absorption of methyldopa out of the reach of children
and some quinolone anti-infective agents, such as cipro-
floxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin.
Iron preparations may also inhibit the absorption of tetra-
cycline. Patients should receive the tetracycline 3 hours
after or 2 hours before oral iron administration.

DOSAGE:
Film Coated Tablets: Adults and children above 12 years:
1-2 tablets daily in divided doses or
as directed by physician.
Manufactured by RIYADH PHARMA
Drops: Infant and Children:
Therapeutic: up to 3 ml daily in divided doses or Medical and Cosmetic Products Co. Ltd.
as prescribed. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

FEROMIN is a trademark
ITEM CODE: PIL0181