Q. How long can I take Isofer Injection for?
Isofer Injection 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 Isofer Injection administered?
Isofer Injection 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 Isofer Injection.
Q. Can I take Isofer Injection for anemia and iron deficiency?
Yes, Isofer Injection can be taken for iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency. However, its use for other types of anemia is not recommended. Take Isofer Injection in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
Q. What types of food items should I take other than Isofer Injection?
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 Isofer Injection 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 Isofer Injection with other medicines.
Q. Can I take Isofer Injection with zinc?
No, Isofer Injection may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Isofer Injection with zinc.
Q. Can I take Isofer Injection 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 Isofer Injection increase weight?
Yes, Isofer Injection 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 Isofer Injection cause constipation or acne?
Yes, Isofer Injection may cause constipation or acne. Constipation and acne are among some of the most common side effects of Isofer Injection. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.