Hematogen is a prophylactic agent containing hemoglobin, used to treat iron deficiency anemia.
Release form and composition
Hematogen is produced in the form of relief dark brown tiles, distributed along and across the risks on separate plates, in films of 30 and 50 g. The product has a weak specific aroma and sweet taste.
Each tile of Hematogen contains albumin black food (defibrinated blood of slaughter cattle). Depending on the manufacturer, the product may contain various additional components. Among them, starch syrup, vanillin, honey, raisins, ascorbic acid, condensed or whole milk powder, vitamin A, dried apricots, peanuts, flavors and sugar are most common.
Indications for use
Hematogen is used in cases of iron deficiency anemia, malnutrition, in the period of convalescence after infectious and other diseases. The tool is prescribed for chronic diseases, especially for duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer.
Due to the fact that Hematogen contains vitamin A, it can also be prescribed to patients with impaired vision.
The use of Hematogen is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the components that are part of the product, as well as in cases of anemia not related to iron deficiency. Also, the tool is not prescribed to children under two years of age and all patients with impaired carbohydrate metabolism.
Due to the fact that the product contains easily digestible carbohydrates, it should not be taken in patients with diabetes and obesity.
During pregnancy and during the breastfeeding period, the Hematogen can only be used according to the indications and provided that the expected benefit from the therapy for the mother outweighs the possible risk to the child or the developing fetus.
Dosing and Administration
The drug is taken orally during the meal. Dosage means depends on the age of the patient, namely:
- Children 2-6 years take 30 g of the drug per day;
- Patients aged 7–14 years are prescribed at 35–40 g of Hematogen per day;
- Adolescents and adults take 40-50 g of the drug per day.
The duration of drug therapy varies within 1-2 months.
The dose of funds for patients in the period of convalescence after suffering iron deficiency anemia is 100 g of Hematogen per day for 60 days.
Hematogen, according to the instructions, can cause nausea, diarrhea and allergic reactions. No cases of overdose have been reported to date.
It is recommended to consult a doctor before using Hematogen. The most important is to follow the dosage regimen specified in the instructions or prescribed by the doctor.
Thanks to the vitamin A part of Hematogen, the drug has a beneficial effect on the skin, hair and nails.
The tool does not affect the patient's ability to drive vehicles or complex mechanisms.
Drug synonyms are not released. Hematogen analogues are Totem, Ferroplex, Fenüls, Aktiferrin, Ferro-Folgamma and Ferlatum Fall.
Terms and conditions of storage
The instructions for the Hematogen stated that the product should be stored in a well-ventilated, dry, out of reach of children and protected from light, at room temperature.
Pharmacies are dispensed from a pharmacy without a prescription; its shelf life, depending on the manufacturer, varies from eight months to two years. After the expiration date of Hematogen must be disposed of.