Medicine Overview of BIOFER Injection
Uses of BIOFER Injection
Biofer S 100 Injection is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Side effects of BIOFER Injection
Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Constipation, Epigastric pain, Diarrhoea.
How to use BIOFER Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How BIOFER Injection works
Iron preparations belong to a group of medicines called antianemics, and iron supplements. Iron is essential for formation of hemoglobin (substance that carries oxygen and gives blood its red color) and myoglobin (muscle protein that provides oxygen to functioning muscles), and for the oxidative processes of tissues (to transport oxygen to various tissues) in our body. It also supports functioning of several essential enzymes, neutrophils and plays important role in metabolism.
In Depth Information on BIOFER Injection
Expert advice for BIOFER Injection
Do not start or continue iron preparations (ferrous salts) and consult your doctor:
- if you have allergy to iron supplements
- if you have anemia not produced by iron deficiency
- if you have bronze markings on your skin to show a buildup of too much iron in the body (hemochromatosis or hemosiderosis)
- if you have or had any serious disease affecting the intestines, including stomach ulcers, inflammatory conditions of your bowel,
- if you noticed blood in urine
- if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
Special precautions for Biofer S 100 Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Biofer S 100 Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Biofer S 100 Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hum+more
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby....
It is not known whether Biofer S 100 Injection alters the ab+more
ility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react....
Biofer S 100 Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be exercised in elderly patients....
Caution should be exercised in elderly patients.
Biofer S 100 Injection is safe to use in patients with liver+more
disease. No dose adjustment of Biofer S 100 Injection is recommended....
If you miss a dose of Elemental Iron, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for BIOFER 20mg/ml Injection
Frequently asked questions for Elemental Iron
Q. Can I take iron tablets for life long/ How long can I take iron tablets for?
Iron supplement is advised in patients with iron deficiency or iron deficient anemia till the haemoglobin level becomes normal. Please consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. Can I take iron pills for anemia and iron deficiency?
Yes, iron pills are recommended for iron deficient anemia. It is not recommended for other types of anemia. Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. What can I take for iron supplement?
You can consume food items that are rich in iron content (like red meat, pork, poultry, seafood or beans, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach), dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas, peas). Iron supplements (tables or capsules) available at pharmacy store are to be used for iron deficient anemia. Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. What can I take for iron deficiency anemia?
You can take iron supplement (ferrous fumarate/ferrous sulfate/ferrous gluconate) tablets to treat iron deficient anemia. Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. Can I take iron with vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid?
Yes, iron and vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid can be taken together. Taking vitamin C and iron together helps the body absorb the iron Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. Can I take iron with zinc?
No, iron supplement may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together
Q. Can I take iron with Tylenol?
Yes, patient can take Tylenol (paracetamol) with iron. However, always consult your doctor regarding its proper use
Q. Do iron supplements increase weight?
Taking iron supplements may cause weight gain
Q. Does iron tablets/syrup cause constipation/ acne?
Yes, consumption of iron in any form may cause constipation or acne. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.