Iron, Folic Acid, Zinc
- Vitamins Deficiency / Pregnancy /
Theofer XT® Tablet
What is this product?
Theofer XT® - a complex of supplements, containing Ferrous Ascorbate Eq. to Elemental Iron 100mg + Folic Acid 1.5mg + Zinc 22.5mg, often assigned during pregnancy. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen. Folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Ferrous sulfate and folic acid are used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body). Zinc deficiency alters the circulating levels of a number of hormones associated with the onset of contractions, and due to the fact that zinc is necessary for normal immune function, the deficiency can contribute to the development of systemic and intrauterine infections that cause premature birth.
Iron deficiency either due to chronic blood loss or poor absorption. Folic Acid is a vitamin, prescribed for anemia due to vitamin C deficiency. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Zinc is used to help growth and good health.
How should I take this product?
Dose is based on patients condition. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Common side effects of Zinc Sulphate : Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea).
Common side effects of Folic Acid : 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. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
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
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
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. Avoid Alcohol.
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.
Store it at room temperature and away from direct sunlight (15-30°C).