Anofer Sp Tablet 10
Iron: Iron is usually obtained from the foods. It is required by the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues. Iron is found in the form of myoglobin in the muscles where it stores oxygen. Elemental iron in the form of supplements is used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. It is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children and improve athletic performance. Folic acid: Folic acid is prescribed for the treatment of megaloblastic anemia, folic acid deficiency and macrolytic anemia. It is used to treat and prevent folic acid deficiency diseases. It is prescribed during pregnancy to promote the development of fetal brain and spinal cord. It prevents the birth defects such as spina bifida in the fetus. It helps to prevent diseases such as colon cancer, cervical cancer, heart diseases and stoke. It is prescribed to prevent memory loss in the patients with Alzheimer’s disease. It is used to prevent the side effects of medications such as lometrexol and methotrexate. It is use to treat gum infections. Cyanacobalamin: Cyanocobalamin also known as vitamin B12 is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in the people. It is used to treat pernicious anemia. It is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in the patients with fish tapeworm infestation, malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency. It is also prescribed to treat vitamin B12and pernicious anemia in the pregnant women, infants and newborn. Zinc: Zinc is an essential mineral that is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc helps in bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It also improves the immune system, aids in wound healing and cell division, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
How does the drug work ?
Iron: Iron helps in the synthesis of hemoglobin which is required by the red blood cells to carry oxygen from the lungs to the other body parts and to carry carbondioxide from the body parts to the lungs. It is also involved in the synthesis of myoglobin which stores oxygen in the muscles. Folic acid: Folic acid is required for the proper development of the body. It plays a major role in the formation of genetic material - DNA. Folic acid present in the dietary substances is in its inactive form. It is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate in the presence of the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase. Folic acid takes part in erythopoiesis and produces red blood cells. It also plays a role in the synthesis of nucleic acids. Folic acid along with vitamin B12 causes remethylation of homocysteine to methonine and helps to maintain the normal levels of homocysteine. Cyanacobalamin: Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the cell growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and myelin synthesis. It works in conjugation with folic acid and enhances the synthesis of DNA. Vitamin B12 plays a role in the formation of the myelin sheath (a protective sheet that surrounds the nerves) and maintains the nerves intact. Vitamin B12 maintains the functions of bone marrow and enhances the production of red blood cells. It also plays a role in the metabolism of vitamin A by enhancing the absorption of carotene (a substance which is converted to vitamin A). It also plays a vital role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Zinc: Zinc is an essential trace element. It plays a vital role in the protein synthesis and in the cell division. It is essential for the proper growth and functioning of the body. It plays an important role in the immune functioning, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid functioning and, absorption and utilization of vitamin A. Zinc improves the absorption of vitamin A and improves vision.
What are the common side effects ?Iron: The common side effects of iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools (harmless). Folic acid: The common side effects of folic acid are Fever, reddened skin, shortness of breath, skin rash or itching, tightness in chest, troubled breathing, wheezing, and general weakness or discomfort. Cyancobalamin: The common side effects of vitamin B12 supplements areabdominal or stomach pain, bleeding from the gums or nose, bluish discoloration of the lips and fingernails, chest pain, cough, decreased urine output, difficulty in breathing, eye pain, fatigue, and increased heartbeat. Zinc: The common side effects of zinc are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid using Anofer Sp medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Avoid alcohol when using Anofer Sp medicine.
• Anofer Sp medicine should be taken before meals.
• Use Anofer Sp medicine only when prescribed by the doctor..
• Keep Anofer Sp medicine away from children.
1. How to take iron supplements? Take the iron supplements one to two hours before food (on an empty stomach) with a glass of water. This helps in better absorption of the drug. Do not take antacids, caffeine, tea or any dairy products at least for two hours after taking iron supplements.
2. What should I do if I take an overdose of iron supplements? If you have taken an overdose of iron supplements, then you may develop symptoms such as stomach pain, vomiting, shallow breath, blue lips, cold and clammy skin. Call up for an immediate medical attention.
3. What should I avoid while taking iron supplements? You should not take vitamin or mineral supplements or antacids without a doctor’s prescription.
4. What should I do if I have swelling of face or lips with iron supplements? Swelling of face or lips with iron supplements can be a sign of serious allergic reaction. You must get immediate medical help.
5. I have black stools while taking iron supplements. Do I need to worry about this? Appearance of black colored stools is a common side effect which occurs with iron supplements. However, you need not worry about this because it is harmless.
6. How can I reduce side effects with iron supplements? Take the iron supplements with foods to reduce the associated side effects. Folic acid:
1. Is it necessary to take folic acid supplements during pregnancy? Yes, most of the times folic acid supplements are prescribed to pregnant women as it prevents neural tube defects in the fetus and enhances the development of brain in the fetus. However, consult your physician to know the right dose and for the safe use of the drug.
2. Does folic acid used for the treatment of anemia? Yes. Folic acid plays a role in the formation of new red blood cells and is used for the treatment folic acid deficiency anemia.
3. Which food substances are the rich sources of folic acid? Spinach, broccoli, pulses and sunflower seeds are the rich sources of folic acid.
4. Can I take any other medications along with folic acid supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications
5. How should I take folic acid supplements? You should take folic acid supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use. Cyanacobalamine:
1. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking vitamin B12 supplements? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking vitamin B12 supplements.
2. Can vitamin B12 supplements safe for children? Yes, vitamin B12 supplements are safe for children. They are prescribed for the treatment of pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency in the infants and children.
3. Can I take vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy? Yes, you can take vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy as it promotes the growth of red blood cells in the mother and fetus. It also promotes the development of nerves in the fetus. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking vitamin B12 supplements? Vitamin B12 supplements may cause hypokalemia in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency. So get your electrolyte levels checked regularly.
5. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin B12 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Zinc:
1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamin and nutrient supplements.
2. What is the recommended dietary intake of zinc? The recommended dietary intake of zinc is 4 to 7 mg per day for women and
5.5 to 9.5 mg per day for men.
3. What are the dietary sources of zinc? Milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, pulses, and wholegrain cereals are the dietary sources of zinc.
4. What are the safety precautions for taking a zinc supplement? You need to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is considered safe in recommended doses even in infants, children, pregnant and lactating women.
5. Can I take antibiotics while using zinc supplement? Antibiotics may interact with zinc. So, you should take a doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics along with zinc supplements.