Fermus XT Tablet 10’s

Composition
Ferrous Ascorbate Eq Elemental Iron 100mg + Folic Acid 1.5mg

Pack Of
10 TABLETS

Consume Type
ORAL

PRODUCT DETAILS

About FERMUS XT TABLET

FERMUS XT TABLET belongs to a class of medications called ‘haematinics’ primarily used to treat anaemia (lack of blood) that occurs mainly due to poor diet, poor absorption of food, or increased folate use in the body (in pregnancy). Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.

FERMUS XT TABLET is a combination of two drugs: Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). FERMUS XT TABLET works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC is produced in the body, so that body’s each tissue gets sufficient supply of oxygen.

Take FERMUS XT TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take FERMUS XT TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience vomiting, nausea, stomach upset or dark coloured stool. Most of these side effects of FERMUS XT TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to FERMUS XT TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using FERMUS XT TABLET. FERMUS XT TABLET should be used with caution in children and only if prescribed by a doctor. If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET as it may contain lactose. If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET.

Uses of FERMUS XT TABLET

Anaemia

Medicinal Benefits

FERMUS XT TABLET is a combination of two drugs, namely: Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). FERMUS XT TABLET works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC are produced in the body, so that body’s each tissue gets sufficient supply of oxygen. Also, folic acid is necessary in pregnancy as it plays a role in the development of the brain and spinal cord in the unborn baby.

Directions for Use

The oral tablet form of FERMUS XT TABLET can be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor and swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. The injection form of FERMUS XT TABLET is given by a doctor or nurse. Do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of FERMUS XT TABLET

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Dark colored stool

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

  • If you are allergic to FERMUS XT TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using FERMUS XT TABLET.
  • FERMUS XT TABLET should be used with caution in children and only if prescribed by a doctor.
  • If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET as it may contain lactose.
  • If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: FERMUS XT TABLET may have interaction with anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, sodium valproate, carbamazepine), antibiotics (chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole, trimethoprim), antimaniac drug (lithium), water tablet (triamterene), anti-inflammatory drug (sulfasalazine), painkillers (aspirin), anticancer drug (methotrexate).

Drug- Food Interaction: Avoid intake of dairy products, coffee or tea with FERMUS XT TABLET at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of FERMUS XT TABLET.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET.

Safety Advice

ALCOHOL
Avoid consumption of alcohol with FERMUS XT TABLET as it may decrease the absorption of FERMUS XT TABLET. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with FERMUS XT TABLET.

PREGNANCY
FERMUS XT TABLET may be safe to use during pregnancy if prescribed by a doctor.

BREAST FEEDING
It is unknown whether FERMUS XT TABLET is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding. FERMUS XT TABLET is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

DRIVING
FERMUS XT TABLET usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

LIVER
Take FERMUS XT TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

KIDNEY
Take FERMUS XT TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat a healthy diet, especially green leafy vegetables, and do regular physical exercise.
  • Limit junk food items from outside and stick to freshly prepared home-cooked meals.
  • Increase intake of fruits in your diet especially fruits rich in iron like pomegranate, citrus fruits.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol.

Special Advise

Avoid taking FERMUS XT TABLET along with dairy products, coffee, tea or alcohol to minimize the side effect of FERMUS XT TABLET and avoid drug interaction.

FAQs

FERMUS XT TABLET contains Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). FERMUS XT TABLET works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC are produced in the body, so that body’s each tissue gets sufficient supply of oxygen.

You are not recommended to take FERMUS XT TABLET with coffee, tea or dairy products at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of FERMUS XT TABLET. However, you may drink coffee or tea 2 hours before or after taking FERMUS XT TABLET.

You are not recommended to take FERMUS XT TABLET with phenytoin as co-administration of these two medicines may reduce the concentration of FERMUS XT TABLET in blood and increase the risk of seizures (fits). However, please consult a doctor before taking FERMUS XT TABLET with phenytoin.

FERMUS XT TABLET is not recommended for hemochromatosis (excessive iron in the body) patients as it may increase the risk of adverse effects. Therefore, it is advised to inform your doctor if you have any iron overload conditions before taking FERMUS XT TABLET.

FERMUS XT TABLET is essential to take during pregnancy to maintain correct levels of iron and folic acid and reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies. However, please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before using FERMUS XT TABLET.

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