DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
For the treatment of iron deficiency and prevention of concomitant folic acid deficiency.
For the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency and to supply a maintenance dosage of folic acid.
Contraindicated in patients with pernicious anemia and in the rare instance of hypersensitivity to folic acid. Hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis are contraindications to iron therapy.
Anemia is a manifestation that requires appropriate investigation to determine its cause or causes. Folic acid alone is unwarranted in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency states such as pernicious anemia. Folic acid, especially in doses above 100 mcg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematological remission may occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. Concomitant parenteral therapy with vitamin B12 may be necessary for adequate treatment of patients with a deficiency of vitamin B12. Pernicious anemia is rare in women of childbearing age, and the likelihood of its occurrence along with pregnancy is reduced by the impairment of fertility associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. In older patients and those with conditions tending to lead to vitamin B12 depletion, serum B12 levels should be regularly assessed during treatment.
Absorption of iron is inhibited by magnesium trisilicate and antacids containing carbonates. Since oral iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline antibiotics, these products should not be taken within two hours of each other. Iron absorption may also be inhibited by the ingestion of milk or eggs.
Adequate data are not available on long-term potential for carcinogenesis in animals and humans.
Pregnancy Category A
Studies in pregnant women have not shown that the ingredients in Retafer caplets formula increase the risk of fetal abnormalities if administered during pregnancy. If this product is used during pregnancy, the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. Because studies cannot rule out the possibility of harm, however, Retafer caplets should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Folic acid and ascorbic acid are excreted in breast milk.
Rarely, controlled-release iron produces gastrointestinal reactions, such as diarrhea or constipation. Administering the dose with meals will minimize these effects in the iron-sensitive patient. Allergic sensitization has been reported with both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.
Signs and symptoms of iron toxicity, which may be delayed because the iron is in a controlled-release form, may include pallor and cyanosis, vomiting of blood, diarrhea, passage of dark-colored stool, shock, drowsiness and coma. In overdosage, efforts should be made to hasten the elimination of the caplets ingested. An emetic should be administered as soon as possible, followed by gastric lavage if indicated. Immediately following emesis, a large dose of saline cathartic should be used to speed passage through the intestinal tract. X-ray examination may then be considered to determine the position and number of caplets remaining in the gastrointestinal tract.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults, including Pregnant Females
The recommended dose is one (1) caplet daily on an empty stomach.
Retafer is supplied in bottles of 30 caplets.
Product Code: 13811-051-30
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F), excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
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TRIGEN Laboratories, Inc., Sayreville, NJ 08872
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Retafer available forms, composition, doses:
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Retafer destination | category:
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Retafer pharmaceutical companies:
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Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Retafer?
Depending on the reaction of the Retafer after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Retafer not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Retafer addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Retafer, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Retafer consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
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One visitor reported dosesWhat is the dose of Retafer drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 11-50mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
One visitor reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Retafer drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 days to notice the result from using Retafer drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Retafer need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
One visitor reported administrationThe drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Retafer drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology