Generic Name(s): Iron
Drug Class: Mineral
Treats: Iron deficiency anaemia
Albafort is used to treat iron deficiency anaemia. Albafort works by providing iron to the body. Iron assists the red blood cells convey oxygen from the lungs to the all the cells in the body. Once the oxygen is delivered, the Iron assists the red blood cells to carry carbon IV oxide back to the lungs to be removed from the body.
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Albafort is an iron supplement that is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency. Iron is needed especially during pregnancy. Persons who may be at risk for low levels of iron include athletes, young women, pregnant women, vegetarians and elderly persons.
Iron is a component of the protein hemoglobin, which takes oxygen from our lungs to the tissues throughout the body. Iron deficiency anaemia happens over a period. It is a state when the body does not have enough iron to make healthy red blood cells.
- Iron deficiency
Follow promptly all the instructions specified to you by your doctor. If uncertain about any information, consult your doctor. For the best results take Albafort on an empty stomach one hour prior or two hours later after meals. If stomach upsets occur, you can consider taking the medicine with food. Avoid taking antacids, dairy products, tea or coffee with Albafort within two hours before or after taking the medication since such products can decrease its effectiveness. You should also not lie down for ten minutes after taking Albafort. Albafort is not recommended for persons below six years. Below is a list of the typical doses.
Oral dosage forms: tablets and oral solution
Adult and teenage males
- Ten mg a day.
Adult and teenage females
- Ten to fifteen mg each day.
- 30mg a day.
- 15 mg per day.
Children between 7 and 10
- 10 mg each day
Albafort Side Effects
Albafort like any other medicine may cause side effects. Mild effects should end with time and may not require medical attention. Report any adverse reaction to your doctor so as to be monitored. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Albafort:
- Muscle pain
- Excessive sweating
- Taste problems
- Tingling of hands
- Head pain
- Trouble breathing
Your doctor may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not begin taking new medicine without talking to your doctor. Some drugs are likely to interact with Albafort. Interactions are known to increase the likelihood of side effects. You should consult a health-care for specific guidance if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs. The following medicines may interact with Albafort: