Ferrous Ascorbate eq. to elemental Iron – 100 mg
Folic Acid – 1.5 mg
Zinc – 22.5 mg
Each box contain 3 Alu-Alu strips of 10 tablets
Altofer-XT Tablets is the combination of elemental iron, Folic acid and Zinc.
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 a chemical similar to magnesium
- 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