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Name of the drug: FERROPLEX (FERROPLEX)

Active substance: ascorbic acid, ferrous sulfate

Type: Anti-anemic drug

Manufacturer: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Israel) manufactured by TEVA Pharmaceutical Works Private (Hungary)
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PHARMACHOLOGIC EFFECT
Combined drug.

Iron sulfate replenishes the lack of iron in the body, ascorbic acid improves its absorption from the digestive tract.

INDICATIONS
Iron deficiency anemia (treatment and prevention), caused by various causes:

- increased need for iron during pregnancy and lactation, during intensive growth and reconvalescence after prolonged serious illness;

- prolonged bleeding (including with peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum);

- decreased iron absorption in chronic diarrhea;

- Inadequate and unbalanced nutrition.

DOSING MODE
Dragee and tablets are taken orally (without chewing), 30 minutes before meals, drinking 100 ml of liquid.
After the normalization of hemoglobin, treatment is carried out for 1-3 months until the saturation of the iron depot in the body is complete.
The usual dose of the drug in terms of elementary iron for adults is 100-200 mg / day for treatment , 100 mg / day for prevention and maintenance therapy .

Children - 3 mg / kg / day.

Sorbifer durules (1 tablets contains 320 mg of iron sulfate and 60 mg of ascorbic acid): adults are prescribed 2 tab.
3 times / day. With anemia in I-II trimesters of pregnancy - 1 tab. 1 time / day, in the third trimester and during lactation - 1 tab. 2 times / day.
Ferroplex (1 dragee contains 50 mg of iron and 30 mg of ascorbic acid): adults - 2 tablets 3 times / day, children - 1-2 tablets 3 times / day.

SIDE EFFECT
Nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, gastralgia, decreased appetite, skin allergic reactions.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
hypersensitivity;

- increased iron content in the body (hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis);

- violation of iron utilization (aplastic anemia);

- condition after resection of the stomach;

bleeding;

- Children's age (up to 12 years - for Sorbifer durules).

With caution: peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Indication for use is the increased need for iron during pregnancy and lactation.

If necessary, the preparation should be carefully studied.

APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN
Contraindication - children's age (up to 12 years - for Sorbifer durules).

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
It is effective only in iron deficiency anemia and is ineffective in anemia of other etiology.

Avoid simultaneous prescription with other iron-containing drugs (risk of overdose).

Staining of feces in a dark (black) color against the background of taking iron-containing preparations has no clinical significance.

OVERDOSE
Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Treatment: rinse the stomach with 1% aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution or prescribe deferoxamine;
take in raw eggs and milk, which will ensure the binding of iron ions in the digestive tract and their subsequent excretion.
DRUG INTERACTION
Mutually reduce absorption when combined use of tetracyclines, D-penicillamine, tea, egg yolk.

Antatsidy, containing salts of aluminum, magnesium and calcium, reduce the absorption of iron preparations.

TERMS OF RELEASE FROM PHARMACY
The drug is released by prescription.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF STORAGE
Keep out of the reach of children at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° C.

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