One tablet of Ferroplex contains 50 mg iron sulfate + 30 mg ascorbic acid + auxiliary elements (potato starch, stearin, lactose monohydrate, sucrose, talc, magnesium oxide, acacia gum, vegetable oil).
The drug is produced in the form of a dragee in glass jars of 100 pieces, in cardboard boxes. Dragees are smooth, round, convex. Color: white or white with a gray tint. If you break the tablet in half, you can see the gray-beige contents, the shell is glossy, white.
Stimulant hematopoiesis, antianemic agent.
Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Part of the drug iron - an important component of many tissues and organs, takes part in erythropoiesisis part of red blood cells and bone marrow. Vitamin C significantly improves the process of assimilation of iron, especially with various disorders of work Gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin C stabilizes ions Fe2 +, which contributes to better absorption of the components of the product.
Iron is absorbed mainly in the upper parts of the small intestine and enters the target organs. Depending on the needs of the body, a certain part of the product is absorbed, unused iron is excreted by feces.
Indications for use
Ferroplex is prescribed for treatment or prevention anemiacaused by iron deficiency, which in turn is caused by:
- pregnancyand lactation among women;
- with long bleeding(including when stomach ulcer);
- during a period of intensive growth of the body or recovery from diseases;
- with frequent diarrheaviolation of the intestinal microflora;
- with a lack of iron in food or its absence.
The drug is not recommended for use:
- in the presence of reactions hypersensitivityto iron or its derivatives, ascorbic acid, other components of the product;
- able after stomach resection;
- at aplastic anemia;
- at bleeding;
- children under 4 years old.
Special care should be taken when stomach ulceror Duodenal ulcer.
After taking the drug, digestive system disorders, nausea and vomiting, stomach discomfort, can sometimes be observed, diarrheaor constipationincreased gas, loss of appetite, heartburn.
If treatment begins with lower dosages, and then gradually increase them, you can reduce the likelihood of these reactions.
Rarely, reactions may occur. hypersensitivityin the form of allergic skin rashes.
Instructions for use Ferropleks (Method and dosage)
Dragees are taken orally, washed down with water. It is advisable to take the pill 2 hours before or one hour after eating. But if there are undesirable side effects from the gastrointestinal tract, then the drug can be drunk during meals.
Before starting treatment, it is necessary to consult a doctor, do tests to determine the level of iron in the body.
Instructions for use Ferropleks in adults
In severe anemia It is recommended to take large doses of iron, after calculating the required amount according to a special formula.
As a rule, 150-300 mg per day are prescribed, with mild or moderate degrees anemia - 60-120 mg per day. Multiplicity of reception - from 2 to 3 times.
The course of treatment can be up to three months. If after this time it is required to continue taking the drug, it is recommended to reduce the daily dose to 1 tablet, 3 times a day.
Instructions for children (from 4 years)
Children and adolescents are advised to take 1 tablet 3 times a day.
There is a regimen for taking 2 tablets, 3 times a day, 1 or 2 times a week, for 3 months. With this approach, adverse reactions are less common.
Ferroplex instructions for pregnant women
As a rule, pregnant women take 30 mg (one tablet) per day. The course of treatment is determined by the doctor.
For elderly patients, higher doses of the drug may be required, due to a decrease in absorption and depletion of its reserves in the body.
At renal failure, including those on hemodialysis patients, it is recommended to take 200 mg of iron per day, for 2-3 or more receptions. Next, reduce the dosage to standard.
If the contents of the Ferrolex pills accidentally get into the respiratory tract, this can lead to irreversible necrosisYou should immediately consult a doctor.
In case of acute overdose, the following can be observed: nausea, vomiting with blood, diarrheapain in the stomach. In severe cases: drowsinessshock, loss of consciousness, oliguria.
After 4-6 hours, the condition improves, but after 12 hours - 2 days, shock may develop, chain stokes breath, jaundice, hepatitiscramps coma, paralysis. Lethal outcome is possible.
As a therapy, it is recommended to give the victim a raw egg or milk, rinse the stomach with r-ohm bicarbonateor phosphate buffer r. Reception shown deferoxamine 5 g (for children) or 10 grams.
If as a result of an overdose a coma or a shock condition develops, the serum iron content is more than 3 mg per milliliter, you must enter levulose from deferoxamine intravenously. Repeat the procedure the next day.
If arose anuriashown hemodialysis.
In extreme cases, it is possible to use Ca-DTPA or Zn-dtpa.
Simultaneous reception antacids or preparations containing aluminummay reduce the effectiveness of the product.
Ferroplex reduces efficiency ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin and others antibacterial agents.
Degree of absorption methyldioxyphenylalanine in the oral cavity when combined with the agent can significantly decrease.
Antibiotics a number of tetracycline and penicylamine when combined with iron preparations, they reduce each other's effectiveness.
Intervals between receptions thyroxine and iron should be at least 2 hours. Also, with this combination, it is recommended to conduct regular studies thyroid gland.
It is not recommended to prescribe the drug to persons taking chloramphenicol.
Terms of sale
No recipe required.
It is recommended to store dragees in a dry, dark place, at a temperature of no higher than 25 degrees.
The drug is ineffective in anemia of other origin (except iron deficiency).
It is possible staining of feces in black.
Do not take other drugs containing iron in parallel.
AnalogsMatches for ATX Level 4 code:HematogenActiferrinFenyuls
Sorbifer Durules, Actiferrin, Gemsineral-td, Totem, Ranferon-12, Hemoferon.
Reviews about Ferropleks
The remedy is most often prescribed to pregnant women. Reviews about Ferropleks are good. The drug is quite effective, rarely causes adverse reactions. One woman experienced a decrease in appetite during the course, there are reports of nausea or pain in the stomach. Many people like the relatively low cost of the drug.
The price of Ferroplex for a package containing 100 tablets is about 110 rubles.