Sorbifer (international name - Ferrous sulfate + ascorbic acid) belongs to a group antianemic preparations compensate for the lack of iron. The drug has a high efficiency and safety, thanks to which is assigned during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Widespread use Sorbifer received as an effective stimulant to restore the content of iron in the body after a serious illness, operations, and prolonged bleeding.
Structure and Composition
The main active substance - 60 mg ascorbic acid and 100 mg of ferrous sulfate.
Auxiliary components: magnesium stearate, polyethylene powder, carbomer, povidone.
Sorbifer available in tablets of 160 mg in a carton of 30 to 50 pieces. Each coated tablets consisting of paraffin, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, hypromellose and Macrogol.
Pharmacological properties Sorbifer
Sorbifer is a combination drug effective to restore iron levels in different types of anemia. Through a combination of ferrous sulfate and ascorbic acid is achieved antianemic action.
Good reviews Sorbifer as the drug has a high absorbability of the gradual release of iron ions, thus avoiding excess iron in the gastrointestinal tract and the blood.
Sulphate of iron and vitamin C contribute to the development of hemoglobin and oxygen transport. Ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant and collagen, which provides tissue regeneration.
According to the description, Sorbifer effective for violations of the absorbability of iron and its chronic deficit in the body.
Sorbifer indicated for iron deficiency anemia of various etiologies, including during pregnancy and lactation in the postoperative period after serious illness and bleeding, chronic diarrhea.
Positive feedback received Sorbifer as an effective prophylactic drug in the diet, unbalanced diet and low absorbability of iron.
Instructions for use
In accordance with the instruction Sorbifer be taken orally 2-3 times a day, 2 tablets after ingestion, with plenty of water. The daily dose is 100 - 200 mg, depending upon the patient's diagnostic indications.
When iron deficiency anemia drug should take 2 tablets 2 times a day, and for the prevention of iron deficiency - 1 times a day 100 mg.
According to the instructions Sorbifer should not take children under 12 years.
Sorbifer during pregnancy
When diagnosing a pregnant woman appointed Sorbifer iron deficiency. The drug can be taken to treat and to prevent anemia during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Also Sorbifer can be assigned when multiple pregnancy bleeding.
Sorbifer during pregnancy should be taken after meals two times a day for one tablet. The daily dose should not exceed 200 mg. The dosage is determined according to the assays of the patient. With the correct dosage is increased hemoglobin within 2-3 weeks after the start of reception.
During dosing the pregnant patient should not use the products and preparations with a high content of calcium. Between admission Sorbifer and antacids should pass 2-3 hours.
Sorbifer is contraindicated in pregnant patients with stenosis of the esophagus, metabolic disorders, severe gastrointestinal diseases and excess iron.
Contraindication to Sorbifer are hypersensitivity and intolerance of components, high content of iron, heavy bleeding and gastrointestinal diseases, kidney and liver failure, peptic ulcer.
Precautions drug is given to patients after blood transfusion in colitis and Crohn's disease.
Description of side effects and Sorbifer reviews
According to the description and reviews, Sorbifer does not cause serious side effects.
In rare cases, while taking the drug can occur allergic reactions and gastrointestinal disorders functioning - nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, dermatitis, bronchospasm, diarrhea.