Iron Isomaltoside

Information about Iron Isomaltoside

Iron Isomaltoside Uses

Iron Isomaltoside is used in the treatment of iron deficiency.

How Iron Isomaltoside works

Iron Isomaltoside is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a substance that gives these cells the ability to transport oxygen.

Common side effects of Iron Isomaltoside

Vomiting, Nausea, Dark colored stool, Constipation, Diarrhea
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Frequently asked questions for Iron Isomaltoside

Iron Isomaltoside

Q. How long can I take Iron Isomaltoside for?

Iron Isomaltoside is used to regulate hemoglobin levels in the human body. It is usually given to patients who have iron deficient anemia or iron deficiency. The doctor may suggest using this medicine till the hemoglobin level becomes normal. Do consult your doctor to understand the usage of this medicine properly.

Q. How is Iron Isomaltoside administered?

Iron Isomaltoside should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Iron Isomaltoside.

Q. Can I take Iron Isomaltoside for anemia and iron deficiency?

Yes, Iron Isomaltoside can be taken for iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency. However, its use for other types of anemia is not recommended. Take Iron Isomaltoside in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What types of food items should I take other than Iron Isomaltoside?

You can consume food items that are rich in iron content (like red meat, pork, poultry and seafood). Other food items which contain rich iron content include beans, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach), peas, dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas. You can also try iron supplements (tablets or capsules) available at pharmacy stores for iron deficient anemia.

Q. Can I take Iron Isomaltoside 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. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Iron Isomaltoside with other medicines.

Q. Can I take Iron Isomaltoside with zinc?

No, Iron Isomaltoside may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Iron Isomaltoside with zinc.

Q. Can I take Iron Isomaltoside with Paracetamol?

Yes, you can take Paracetamol with iron. However, it is advised to always consult your doctor before taking any medicine to avoid any complexity.

Q. Does Iron Isomaltoside increase weight?

Yes, Iron Isomaltoside can increase weight. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to manage your weight.

Q. Does Iron Isomaltoside cause constipation or acne?

Yes, Iron Isomaltoside may cause constipation or acne. Constipation and acne are among some of the most common side effects of Iron Isomaltoside. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.


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