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METAFER XT TAB

Metafer XT tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Metafer XT tablet is a nutritional and dietary supplement prescribed for the treatment of nutritional deficiencies, iron deficiency anaemia and anaemia due to chronic blood loss, pregnancy, infancy or childhood, and peripheral neuropathies. It regulates your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anaemia such as weakness and tiredness and also helps in the transportation of oxygen throughout the body. The tablet contains vitamins and minerals that help in strengthening immune system, improve formation of red blood cells, maintains adequate level of haemoglobin in red blood cells, regulates blood calcium levels and metabolism in the body. However, the uses of the tablet mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other reasons or situations in which the medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

Metafer XT tablet is a combination of Ferrous ascorbate (100Mg) and Folic acid (1.5Mg)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Ferrous ascorbate replenishes the iron stores in the body and plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Folic acid helps in lowering elevated homocysteine levels linked to pregnancy complications and also plays a key role in helping the body make red blood cells, thus treating anaemias.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Metafer XT tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients or excipients used in the tablet
  • Undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia
  • Caution:
  • Aplastic or normocytic anaemia
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Gastrointestinal toxicity
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Metafer XT tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Blackening of stool
  • Tooth discoloration

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Bronchospasm
  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Diaphoresis
How to Use

How to Use

Take Metafer XT tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the tablet once daily preferably after food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Based on the dosage of Metafer XT tablet, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible that you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Haematemesis
  • Restless or irritability
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Swelling of face, lips
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Metafer XT tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have renal problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

Pregnancy:

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Lactation:

This medication is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Breastfed infants should be closely monitored. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

All medicines interact differently for person to person. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Metafer XT tablet with antibiotics (chloramphenicol), anti-seizure drugs (phenytoin), cisplatin, altretamine, methotrexate.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine post the expiry date
  • Store at temperature between 20-30 degree Celsius
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women


Drug Composition information
What is Ferrous Ascorbate for:

Iron deficiency either due to chronic blood loss or poor absorption.

How does Ferrous Ascorbate work:

Treats Iron Deficiency

How should Ferrous Ascorbate be used:

Oral

Common side effects of Ferrous Ascorbate :

GI upset, black stools, abdominal discomfort or pain by oral therapy.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What precautions should I take when taking Ferrous Ascorbate :

If you have an allergy to this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Ferrous Ascorbate with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Ferrous Ascorbate :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Minerals


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Metafer XT tablet?

The tablet is a nutritional and dietary supplement prescribed for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia and anaemia due to chronic blood loss, pregnancy, infancy or childhood, and peripheral neuropathies. It regulates your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anaemia such as weakness and tiredness and also helps in the transportation of oxygen throughout the body. The tablet contains vitamins and minerals that help in strengthening immune system, improve formation of red blood cells, maintains adequate level of haemoglobin in red blood cells, regulates blood calcium levels and metabolism in the body.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Metafer XT tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, blackening of stools, tooth discoloration, abdominal cramps, flatulence, headache and nausea. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects bronchospasm, weight loss, anorexia, diaphoresis.

Q3. Should we take Metafer XT tablet with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Metafer XT tablet?

If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to ingredients in the tablet, undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia, alcohol dependence, gastrointestinal toxicity, phenylketonuria, renal and hepatic impairment, aplastic or normocytic anaemia, phenylketonuria, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Metafer XT tablet make you sleepy?

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Metafer XT tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Metafer XT tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to difficulty in concentration, haematemesis, rectal bleeding, restlessness, abdominal cramps, swelling of face, lips, tongue, hands or feet.

Q7. Can I take Metafer XT tablet during pregnancy?

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe when taken in prescribed amounts. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Q8. Can Metafer XT tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

Yes, you can take the medicine without doctor’s prescription but if you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Metafer XT tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Metafer XT tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Metafer XT tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Metafer XT tablet to children?

If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Metafer XT tablet?

The amount of time required for the tablet to show its effect in the body is not clinically established.

Q14. How long does the effect of Metafer XT tablet last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

Q15. Can we take Metafer XT tablet daily? If yes, how many times can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is once a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Metafer XT tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Metafer XT tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS

village kailer, p.o. saproon, solan (h.p)-173211

Packed By

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS

village kailer, p.o. saproon, solan (h.p)-173211

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