Ferrum Lek

Ferrum Lek - agent for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

Pharmacological properties

Ferrum Lek according to instructions  Tablets Ferrum Lek
 It is based on a hydroxide-polymaltose complex of trivalent iron. This active agent has a high molecular weight can not be absorbed by diffusion or concentration gradient. By building hydroxide polymaltose iron complex is similar to ferritin - a natural for the body complex sostoyaschimiz iron and protein parts.

These analogs differ from divalent Ferrum Lek are its advantages - the drug is actively transported via the mucous membranes, and it is impossible to suction excess - the body goes only the amount of iron, in which there is need. The drug has no damaging effect on the mucous membranes and have been deprived okislitelnyhsposobnostey ferrous iron.

In the body, iron is used for the construction of hemoglobin in the bone marrow, muscle protein and tissue enzymes. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to the tissues and carbon dioxide from them.

The drug Ferrum Lek quickly enters the bloodstream when taken orally, soaked mainly in the duodenum. In the blood, it binds to the transport protein transferrin and spreads in the tissue. In the context of the body Ferrum Lek is stable and does not emit ions of iron. Excretion occurs through his intestines.

Product form

According to the instructions Ferrum Lek is produced in the form of chewable tablets, injections and syrup inside.

Indications Ferrum Lek

The drug is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency states associated with increased consumption of or insufficient intake of iron in the body. Also apparent iron deficiency drug eliminates latency his disadvantage when the clinical manifestations of anemia not, but with the help of laboratory tests can detect reduction of iron.

Good reviews of Ferrum Lech obtained when using it in pregnancy to prevent anemia.


According to the instructions Ferrum Lek can not be taken in the excessive content of iron in the body (hemochromatosis), in case of hypersensitivity to the drug, if it is known that there was no anemia due to iron deficiency (hemolytic, vitaminodefitsitnaya). If the path is broken utilization of iron (eg, it consumes some bacteria in infectious diseases or lead poisoning) the drug should also not be used.

Instructions for use Ferrum Lek

The drug in tablets taken during or after meals with water or juice. The tablet can be chewed or swallowed whole.

For the treatment of iron deficiency anemia take 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. Duration of treatment an average of 3-4 months, can vary depending on the level of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is recommended to control during treatment every 10-14 days. After reaching its normal level to continue taking Ferrum Lek for an additional 6-8 weeks in the half dose. It is necessary to replenish the tissue iron stores.

Children designate  Syrup Ferrum Lek
 medicine in the form of a syrup. In the opinion of Ferrum Lek in syrup like small children because of the pleasant taste. It can be added to infant formula or mix with juice. Up to 1 year dose of syrup 2, 5-5 ml per day, from 1 to 12 - 5 to 10 ml, over 12 years of 10-30 ml per day.

If laboratory tests revealed a latent iron deficiency, the rate of saturation of the organism it is 1-2 months. Children from 1 to 12 years to eliminate it take syrup Ferrum Lek 2, 5-5 ml per day, over 12 years and adults - 1 tablet or 5.10 ml syrup per day.

The drug in solution is injected intramuscularly 1 time per day (intravenous contraindicated). Typically, the parenteral administration of iron and other analogues Ferrum Lek is required in cases of severe anemia, the need to quickly raise blood hemoglobin, for example, prior to surgery or if the broken iron absorption in the intestine.

To identify a possible intolerance, prior to the first therapeutic dose of a test-dose administration of ½. If, after the introduction of no response, 15-30 minutes remaining dose administered. The amount of the drug on the course and the introduction is calculated by special formulas.

Side effects Ferrum Lek

In the opinion of Ferrum Lek can cause nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, fever, dizziness, decreased blood pressure. For parenteral administration may be anaphylactic reactions or local inflammatory changes - redness, infiltration.

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