Gerovital is a drug intended for the prevention and treatment of hypovitaminosis, vitamin deficiencies and iron deficiency.
Release form and composition
Gerovital elixir is produced in the form of a clear orange-yellow solution, which has an orange flavor, in 200 and 500 ml vials.
One 200 ml vial contains the following active ingredients:
- 160 mg of prickly hawthorn fruit extract;
- 100 mg of motherwort herb extract;
- 80 mg dexpanthenol;
- 900 mg of ascorbic acid;
- 18 mg of riboflavin and pyridoxine hydrochloride;
- 25 mcg of cholecalciferol;
- 150 mg nicotinamide;
- 10 mcg cyanocobalamin;
- 2900 IU of retinol palmitate;
- 50 mg of iron lactate;
- 120 mg α-tocopherol acetate;
- 12 mg of thiamine hydrochloride.
The gerovital elixir also contains auxiliary substances –monmonic acid, E160 dye, cremophor, orange flavoring agent, glycerin, butylhydroxyanisole, sodium saccharinate, potassium sorbate, purified water, propylene glycol, parahydroxybenzoicomathematic acid ester and alcohol – water solution and an alcohol – water solution.
Indications for use
The drug is used for the prevention and treatment of hypovitaminosis, iron deficiency anemia and vitamin deficiency. Gerovital is prescribed to patients during the recovery period after surgical interventions or serious diseases, as well as with severe or prolonged physical and nervous overstrain.
The use of the drug is contraindicated in children under 18 years of age, as well as in cases of hypersensitivity to the components included in its composition.
The instructions to Gerovital indicated that the drug is not prescribed for hypervitaminosis, impaired iron absorption and hypersensitivity. During pregnancy and during the breastfeeding period, the use of the drug is unacceptable.
With caution, the drug is prescribed to patients suffering from alcoholism or epilepsy, as well as in diseases of the liver and brain.
Dosing and Administration
Gerovital taken by mouth before or during meals. Dosage funds is 1 tbsp. spoon of elixir twice a day. The duration of therapy is 30 days or more.
Usually the drug is well tolerated by patients, however, in rare cases, allergic reactions can occur.
When using Gerovital in recommended doses, overdose of vitamins is excluded. If you accidentally take high doses of the drug, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, vomiting, tachycardia, increased sweating, hypotension and skin rash may occur. In such cases, symptomatic treatment is necessary.
It is recommended to shake the contents of the vial before using Gerovital.
During drug therapy, urine may turn yellow. This is due to part of the drug riboflavin.
Patients need to consider that one bottle with a solution of 15% consists of ethyl alcohol. From this it follows that 1 tbsp. spoon contains 2.25 g of alcohol.
During the storage period of the drug, there may be a clouding of the solution or the appearance of a precipitate in it, which do not have any influence on the quality or effectiveness of the product.
The use of Gerovital is unacceptable simultaneously with the preparations, which include trace elements, iron or vitamins.
Vitamin C, which is part of the preparation, increases the blood concentration of tetracyclines, salicylates, benzylpenicillin and ethinyl estradiol.
With the simultaneous appointment of antacids with Gerovital should be borne in mind that the first reduce the absorption of iron.
The drug is synonymous with Pharmaton Vital, Complivit for women 45 plus, Velmen, Feroglobin-B 12 and Revalid.
The analogues of Gerovital include Multi-Tabs Active, Quadevit, Pician, Moriamin Forte, Doppelgerz Ginseng Active and Special Merz pills.
Terms and conditions of storage
The instructions to Gerovital indicated that the drug should be stored in a well-ventilated, dry, out of reach of children and protected from light, at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.
Medicines are dispensed from a pharmacy without a doctor's prescription; its shelf life is three years. The opened bottle is recommended to be used within three months.