Each capsule contains the (equivalent to 100 mg Fe2+) in the form of ferrous(II)-glycine-sulphate complex 567.7 mg Other ingredients are Ascorbic acid (E300), cellulose microcrystalline (E 460a), hypromellose (E464), hydroxypropylcellulose (E463), methacrylic acid – ethyl acrylate copolymer, o-acetyltriethylcitrate, talc, sodium laurilsulfate, polysorbate 80 and purified water. The capsule cap contains: gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172) and black iron oxide (E172). The capsule body contains: gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172) and yellow iron oxide (E172).
Ferroduonal; is an iron substitute in case of latent or manifest iron deficiency with and without development of anaemia.
For instance in cases of Iron deficiency anaemia, particularly during pregnancy and lactation, for children, persons following low-iron diets and cases of acute or chronic blood loss.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION:
Adults and children from age 6 should usually take one capsule a day. In cases of pronounced iron deficiency, adults and adolescents from age 15 or from 50 kg Body Weight (BW) can be given a dosage 2 to 3 times higher at the beginning of therapy. A daily dose of more than 5 mg Fe2+/kg BW should in-well founded exceptional cases not be exceeded. If you have the impression that the effect of Ferroduonal; is too strong or too week, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Without chewing, adults and children from age 6 take 1 capsule once daily with sufficient water. The capsules are to be taken at sufficient intervals from meals (for instance, on an empty stomach in the morning or between two principal meals), because absorption can be reduced by ingredients of food. The duration of therapy is determined according to the laboratory follow-up study results. Note: If swallowing of the capsule proves difficult or is not desirable, the capsule contents can also be taken without the capsule body. To do so, draw the capsule body cautiously as under over a soupspoon, in which the 300 to 400 pellets are gathered. Drink sufficient water after having taken the pellets from the spoon. The treatment should be continued until normal values have been obtained. The treatment can be continued as long as necessary to replenish the body iron stores. Treatment duration varies depending on the severity of the deficiency, but generally about 10 to 20 weeks treatment is required, or longer in case of persisting underlying pathology. Treatment duration in prevention of iron deficiency varies depending on the situation (pregnancy, blood donation, chronic haemodialysis, planned autologous transfusion).