Aktiferrin is an antianemic drug that promotes more efficient absorption of iron. This leads to a rapid normalization of the iron content in the patient’s body and ensures better tolerability of the drug.
Release form and composition
The drug is available in the form of drops for oral administration. 100 ml of solution contain:
- Iron sulphate - 4.72 g, which corresponds to 948 mg of iron;
- D, L-serine - 3.56 g
Purified water, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid, ethanol 96%, sugar invert syrup, raspberry flavoring, cream flavoring are used as auxiliary substances.
In order to open the vial with the drug, you should press the cap on top and at the same time turn in the indicated direction. After using the drug you need to tightly screw the cap.
Indications for use of Aktiferrin
According to the instructions to Aktiferrin, this drug is intended for the treatment of iron deficiency.
There are the following contraindications to the use of Aktiferrin:
- Increased iron content in the body;
- Iron absorption disorders (thalassemia, lead anemia, sideroachrestic anemia);
- Lactase deficiency, hereditary intolerance to galactose or fructose, sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption;
- Hypersensitivity to the drug;
- Anemia not related to iron deficiency.
With caution, iron preparations are prescribed with supplements containing iron salts and dietary products. In patients with ulcerative lesions and inflammations of the gastrointestinal mucosa, it is necessary to evaluate the ratio of the benefits of treatment and the risk of exacerbation of gastroenterological diseases as a result of therapy with iron preparations.
Dosage and administration of Aktiferrin
The frequency of taking the drug - 2-3 times a day. The daily dose is set at the rate of 5 drops of Aktiferrin per 1 kg of body weight. For an infant, the average dose is 10-15 drops, for a preschool child - 25-35 drops, for a school-age child - 50 drops.
The degree of iron deficiency should be monitored every four weeks, observing the following laboratory parameters: erythrocytes, hemoglobin, average erythrocyte hemoglobin, serum iron, reticulocytes, transferrin and average erythrocyte volume.
Side effects of Aktiferrin
Unwanted effects from taking Actiferrin are rare. Most often it is an allergic reaction. On the part of the digestive system possible constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, pain in the abdomen. Acceptance of iron-containing drugs can lead to staining of feces in black. Gastrointestinal disorders can be avoided by lowering the dose during treatment or gradually increasing it at the beginning of treatment.
Renal or hepatic impairment leads to an increased risk of iron cumulation. The drug can lead to persistent darkening of the tooth enamel. Aktiferrin can cause exacerbation of inflammatory and ulcerative diseases of the intestines.
The influence of the drug on the patient's ability to drive vehicles and manage complex mechanisms was not identified.
Children have an increased risk of iron intoxication. A life threatening condition can occur when taking 1 g of iron sulfate.
Analogues of Aktiferrin
Analogues of Aktiferrin are the following drugs: Gemoferon, Globigen, Ranferon, Ferramine and others.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions to Aktiferrin, the drug should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C, out of the reach of children. Shelf life is 2 years.