Altofer C Syrup


Carbonyl Iron eq. to Elemental Iron  –  50 mg
Folic Acid –  500 mcg
Cyanocobalamin –  6 mcg
Zinc Sulphate  –  11 mg


Each carton contain 200 ml bottle

Product Description

Altofer-C syrup 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
  • Haemochromatosis
  • In patients with renal failure there may be a risk of zinc accumulation