This medicine contains the active ingredient Dextriferron which is Fe (III) as ferric hydroxide polymaltose complex. These medicines affect your heart by causing it not to beat very fast, and they also make the force of the heartbeat stronger. Dextriferron is prescribed for the treatment of latent (hidden) iron deficiency; treatment of anemia as a result of iron deficiency; prevention of iron deficiency during pregnancy. Iron is an important component of red blood cells, muscles and enzymes. Iron deficiency can cause: chronic fatigue, reduced concentration, irritability, nervousness, headaches, loss of appetite, decreased immunity and increased susceptibility to stress and infection, paleness, sores (cracks in the corners of the mouth), dry skin, brittle hair and nails.
Is Dextriferron suitable for me?
Dextriferron is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- If you are allergic to Dextriferron or other ingredients of this medicine
- if you have too much iron in your body
- if you have anemia that is not the result of iron deficiency
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding
- have infection or malignant diseases
- have inflammation or ulceration of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract
Dextriferron interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Dextriferron?
This medicine is available in form of a chewable tablet and syrup.
You should take Dextriferron exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The dose will be prescribed according to your condition and needs. The usual dose for tablet is 100 to 300 mg per day. The usual dose for syrup is 2,5 to 10 ml per day. The maximum dose is 30 ml per day. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose. Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Dextriferron side effects?
Like all medicines Dextriferron can cause side effects, including:
- nausea, vomiting,
- constipation or diarrhea,
- allergic reactions
- urticaria (hives)
- rashes, exanthema (red spots on the skin)
- dark colored stool
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.