It is indicated on prophylaxis of iron deficiency especially when inadequate diet calls for supplementary zinc and iron during pregnancy and anemia.
Use in Pregnancy :
If pregnant, or planning to become pregnant or are currently breast-feeding please contact your physician, before taking or continuing the drug. Administration in first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided unless definite evidence of iron deficiency is observed. Prophylaxis of iron deficiency is justified during the remainder of pregnancy specifically when zinc supplementation is required.
Iron chelates with tetracycline. Since oral iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline antibiotics, this product should not be taken within two hours of each other. Occasional gastrointestinal discomfort may be minimized by taking with meals. Absorption of iron may be impaired by concurrent administrations of penicillamine and antacid. In patients with renal failure, a risk of zinc accumulation may exist.
Care should be taken in patients who may develop iron overload, such as those with haemochromatosis, haemolytic anemia or red cell aplasia. Failure to respond to treatment may indicate other causes of anemia and should be further investigated.
Side effects of iron, folic acid and zinc supplementation are mild and transient. These include epigastric pain, nausea, constipation, vomiting, diarrhoea, heart burn, etc.
It is contraindicated in patients with haemolytic anaemia and in conditions with increased hypersensitivity to any of its components and increased body iron content.
Store in cool and dry place.