Astyfer: Composition (Content), Uses,Dosage, Side Effects & Price
ASTYFER: IRON, AMINO ACIDS WITH VITAMIN-B COMPLEX CAPSULES
Astyfer capsules contain the 3 AMINO ACIDS important in the formation of Haemoglobin namely – Glycine, Histidine & Lysine. These AMINO ACIDS are also reported to enhance iron absorption from the instestines. All other haemopoietic factors such as Iron, Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & Folic Acid are present making Astyfer the comprehensive haemo-nutrient.
Astyfer is manufactured using Marumerisation Technology which ensures that there is no drug dumping, thereby minimising the chances of gastric irritation.
Each Capsule contains:
– Ferrous fumarate BP 150 mg (Equivalent to elemental iron 49 mg)
– L-histidine hydrochloride H2O BP 4 mg
– L-iysine hydrochloride USP 25 mg
– Glycine USP 10 mg
– Thiamine nitrate BP 5 mg
– Riboflavin BP 3 mg
– Pyridoxine hydrochloride BP 1.5 mg
– Cyanocobalamin BP 2.5 mcg
– Folic acid BP 0.5 mg
– Ascorbic acid BP 40 mg.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE OF ASTYFER:
Astyfer is indicated in the treatment of many of the common iron deficiency anaemia, particularly those associated with nutritional deficiency states or when nutritional requirements are high.
These iron deficiency states include anaemia associated with dietary inadequacy, convalescence, those frequently encountered in late childhood, early adolescence, and old age, and the anaemia of women from menarche to menopause including macrocytic or microcytic anaemia of pregnancy.
Iron deficiency may result in fatigue, palpitation, smooth and sore tongue, angular stomatitis, dysphagia, gastritis, enteropathy as anaemia.
Astyfer syrup and astyfer tablets can also be used for weight gain..
Astyfer and pregnancy
Can pregnant women take astyfer? Yes of cause. Women can take astyfer tablets and syrup to boost their blood production and prevent iron deficiency anemia.
Please note that the folic acid content of astyfer is not enough for pregnant women…you need as high as 400microgram daily for pregnant women. Combine folic acid tablets and astyfer tablets or syrup to get you recommended daily dosage of folic acid for pregnant women.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
The usual dose is one capsule twice a day or as directed by the physician. Dosage may be adjusted according to the response of the patient.
Hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis are contraindications to iron therapy.
Not intended for treatment of pernicious anaemia or other megaloblastic anaemia where vitamin B12 is deficient.
Since oral iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline, these products should not be taken within two hours of each other.
Neomycin and colchicine may impaire Cyanocobalamin absorption. Phenytoin, methotrexate, and pyrimethamine may interfere with folic acid absorption.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride may act as an antagonist to levodopa.
Allergic reactions, skin rashes, and gastrointestinal disturbances, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, or constipation may occur.
Allergic sensitization has been reported on administration of folic acid.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ASTYFER AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
The oral administration of iron preparations sometimes produce gastrointestinal irritation with vomiting and diarrhoea. Continued administration may sometimes produce constipation. The faeces of patients taking iron supplements may be black in colour.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Initially epigastric pain, diarrhoea and vomiting; and may include metabolic acidosis, convulsions, and coma after apparent recovery.
Speed is essential for effective treatment which is dependent upon removing excess iron from the alimentary tract prior to absorption. Initially an emetic should be given, followed by gastric lavage with 1% sodium bicarbonate, and oral administration of desferrioxamine to complex with residue.
Fluid loss may be corrected with IV normal saline or dextrose solution.
Blister pack of 2 x 15 capsules with individual carton.
Store below 30°C. Protect from direct sunlight.
“Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of young children”
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