Iron supplements are commonly prescribed for pregnancy and lactation, malnutrition, and iron deficiency anemia. Today in the pharmacy you can choose from a wide range of such drugs in any form - chewable tablets, syrup, pills, capsules, solutions, as well as intravenous and intramuscular injections. Their rating will help you get the most effective iron supplement.
Usually iron supplements are prescribed for anemia caused by a lack of this element in the body, which, in turn, appears as a result of chronic bleeding. They accompany diseases such as peptic ulcer disease, tumors, hemorrhoids, erosive gastritis, intestinal diverticulosis, endometriosis, prolonged and heavy menstruation, uterine bleeding and uterine fibroids. Also, iron deficiency anemia is caused by bleeding from the nose and lungs, urolithiasis, kidney and bladder cancer, donation, pyelonephritis, and so on.
Also, iron preparations must be taken with an increased body need for iron, which occurs during sports, excessive physical exertion, the intensive growth of children, pregnancy and lactation. They are also prescribed for disorders of iron absorption accompanying chronic enteritis, resection of the small intestine or its amyloidosis, as well as malabsorption syndrome. Iron preparations should not be taken with medications that reduce their absorption (antacids, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and calcium preparations).
One of the most effective iron-containing drugs is Aktiferrin and its analogues Hemofer, Ferronal, Tardiferon, Totema, Ferrlecit, Heferol, Ferronat, Ferrogradumet and Ferrogluconate-apo … Such drugs as "Hemohelper", "Sorbifer Durules", "Ferroplex", "Ferlatum", "Maltofer", "Ferrum Lek", "Monofer", "Ferri", "Fenuls", "Dextrafer" and " Fermed ".
The absorption of iron-containing preparations can be improved with the help of citric and succinic acids, as well as sorbitol - therefore, in combination with them, hematologists recommend taking copper, cobalt and vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B6, which significantly accelerate the production of hemoglobin. Iron supplements are best taken between meals, as the salts, alkalis and acids contained in foods can form compounds with iron that do not dissolve in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, food can reduce the concentration of ingested iron.