Altofer C Capsules


Carbonyl Iron  Eq. to Elemental Iron – 100 mg
Folic Acid – 1 mg
Vitamin B 12 – 15 mcg
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate- 61.8 mg elemental Zinc – 22.5 mg


Each box contain 3 Blister strips of 1o tablets

Product Description

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
  • Haemochromatosis
  • In patients with renal failure there may be a risk of zinc accumulation