Carbonyl Iron Eq. to Elemental Iron – 100 mg
Folic Acid – 1 mg
Vitamin B 12 – 15 mcg
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate- 61.8 mg
Eq.to elemental Zinc – 22.5 mg
Each box contain 3 Blister strips of 1o tablets
Altofer-C capsule contains iron, folic acid, cyanocobalamin and zinc sulphate.
IRON is the inorganic form of compound which occurs as mineral magnetite. It is also known as hematite.
FOLIC ACID is a vitamin B. It is often used in food industry. The term folate refers to the deprotonated ion and folic acid to the neutral molecule, which both co-exist in water.
It is the most common form of compound that contains vitamin B12 activity.
- Anemia caused by chronic diseases
- Iron deficiency
- Coughs caused by ACE inhibitors
- Learning problems
- Iron deficiency during pregnancy
Mechanism of action
Iron is required for the production of hemoglobin. It deficiency can cause decreased production of hemoglobin a microcytic, hypochromic anemia.
The absorption of the drug depends on the salt form, dosing regimen, size of iron store. 10 to 35% of the dose is absorbed. In iron deficient patients 95% of the iron dose is absorbed
After oral administration iron is transferred to bone marrow for the production of red blood cells. 90% of the drug is bound to plasma protein. The peak concentration is achieved in 2hrs.
The drug is excreted through feces, urine, in shedding of skin or through perspiration.
- Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredient
- Patients with iron overload states
- In patients with renal failure there may be a risk of zinc accumulation