Iron Polymaltose Complex, Folic Acid & Zinc

Irobest tablet is the preparation of iron, folic acid and zinc. In this preparation, iron is present as iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex, a noble iron preparation. It contains non-ionic ferric iron and polymaltose in a stable complex. This complex facilitates a controlled absorption of the iron when it comes in contact with the mucosal cell surface. Due to non-ionic nature, iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex is more stable than conventional iron form. Folic acid helps in the proper development of the fetus. Zinc keeps enzymes working and helps to metabolize proteins.

  • Composition

    Each film coated tablet contains Iron (III) Hydroxide Polymaltose Complex INN 188 mg equivalent to 47 mg elemental Iron, Folic Acid BP 0.5 mg and Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate USP 61.8 mg equivalent to 22.5 mg elemental Zinc.
  • Indication

    Irobest tablet is indicated for the treatment and prevention of iron, folic acid and zinc deficiencies.
  • Dosage & Administration

    One tablet daily. Two tablets may be required a day in severe cases or as directed by the physician.
  • Contraindication

    This tablet is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Precaution

    As with all iron preparations, dark coloration of the stool may occur which is without clinical significance.
  • Side Effects

    Irobest tablet is generally well tolerated. However, a few side effects of oral iron preparations, including nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea may occur rarely.
  • Drug Interaction

    Since iron is complex bound, ionic interaction with foodstuff components (phytates, oxalates, tannin etc.) and concomitant administration of medicaments (tetracyclines, antacids) are unlikely to occur.
  • Overdose

    No intoxication or iron overloaded has been reported in case of overdose.
  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    Use of any drug during the first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided if possible. Thus administration of iron in the first trimester requires definite evidence of iron deficiency.
  • Storage Condition

    Keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • How Supplied

    Each box containing 60 tablets in Alu-PVDC blister pack.