Aktiferrin - a drug to make up for iron deficiency.
Release form and composition
The drug is available in the form of capsules, syrup and drops.
Active ingredients in the composition of the capsules are iron sulfate monohydrate and serine. Supporting components are: yellow beeswax, lecithin, soybean oil, rapeseed oil.
Active substances Aktiferrina syrup are iron sulfate heptahydrate and serine, and subsidiary: ascorbic acid, ethanol, invert sugar syrup, raspberry and cream flavors, purified water.
The composition of the drug drops in addition to these ancillary components also includes potassium sorbate.
According to the instructions, Aktiferrin prescribed for iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency, caused by:
- Large blood loss;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Chronic gastritis;
- Gastrointestinal ulcers;
- Neoplastic diseases;
Application Aktiferrina children effectively during active growth in the period of reduced resistance of the organism, as well as infectious and neoplastic diseases.
According to the instructions, Aktiferrin not assigned in the following cases:
- Hemolytic anemia, aplastic, sideroahresticheskaya caused by lead poisoning;
- Late skin porphyria;
- Chronic hemolysis;
During pregnancy and lactation the use Aktiferrina considered safe if diagnosed with iron deficiency.
Dosage and Administration
Adults and adolescents taking the drug in capsules. According to the instructions, Aktiferrin assigned them to 1 capsule 2-3 times a day. If there is poor tolerance, the dosage was gradually reduced by choosing the optimum, but the duration of treatment is increased. Children under 6 years of age 1 capsule 1 drug once a day.
Syrup Aktiferrin administered to children older than 2 years. Acceptable daily dose is 5 ml per 12 kg child. The drug is in the form of syrup for children of preschool age appoint 5 ml 1-2 times a day for children of school age - 5 ml 2-3 times a day.
Babies and children up to 2 years is preferable to give the drug drops. The daily dosage is 5 drops per 1 kg of body weight of the child. Multiplicity of reception - 2-3 times a day. On average, infants appoint 10-15 drops, pre - 25-35 drops of school - 50 drops 3 times a day.
Take Aktiferrin possible during or after meals with water. The capsules should not be chewed.
After applying Aktiferrina may experience the following adverse events:
- Appetite loss;
- Bitter taste in the mouth;
- stomach ache;
- Allergic rash or itching;
- Headache and toothache;
- a sore throat;
- The feeling of tightness in the chest;
- Anaphylaxis (rarely).
Generally, side effects from the digestive tract were decreased dosage.
In case of overdose can occur Aktiferrina:
- Pale skin;
- Low blood pressure;
- Heart palpitations;
- abdominal pain;
- Diarrhea with blood.
- Low pulse
Treat overdose gastric lavage, milk, raw eggs, appoint deferoxamine.
If you have kidney or liver failure probability of accumulation of iron increases.
Application Aktiferrina can provoke an aggravation of inflammatory bowel disease and ulcers.
With regular use of the drug may experience a darkening of the teeth.
Absorption agents reduce:
- Etidronic acid;
- Egg yolks;
Admission Aktiferrina negative impact on the assimilation of tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, penicillamine.
When combined with ethanol in some cases, the drug can cause toxic complications.
In high doses, means reduces zinc absorption by the kidneys.
Among Aktiferrina analogs are the following products:
- Fearon forte;
Terms and conditions of storage
The drug is released from pharmacies by prescription. It should be stored in a dry place, away from children at a temperature no higher than 25 ° C.
Shelf life of all dosage forms is 2 years. The drops and syrup after opening should be stored no longer than 1 month.