Drug information of Hematogol
Microcytic anemia, provider of Energy and nutrients for growth, and cases of increased vitamin needs as dietary supplement . Each 10ml contains vitamin c 10mg, vitamin B1 2.5mg, vitamin B2 4mg, vitamin B6 2mg, vitamin B12 2.5mcg . Iron (Elemental) 10mg (From Ferrous gluconate) plus 20% the extracts of Rosa canina, Malva silvestris , Matricaria recutita , Foeniculum vulgare, spinacia oleracea plus, juice concentrates grape, pear, black currant, cherry, black cherry, carrot .
Mechanism of effect
Iron is one of the most important minerals that plays a crucial role in various metabolic processes of the body. Deficiency of Iron commonly leads to a condition known as anemia characterized by fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath and dizziness. Iron is the main component of the compound heme found in hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hematogol tonic has iron in the form of gluconate which has a complete absorption in the intestine. The B- Vitamins and C vitamin in combination with digestive plant extracts which affect the gastrointestinal side effects of iron.Hematogol tonic provides nutrients required for proper growth, energy and for maintaining optimum health. Vitamin C helps body to absorb non – heme iron from plant sources. Energy is stored at the cellular level in the form of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. Iron plays a major role in the synthesis of ATP at the cellular level via cytochrom p450, which is another compound largely made up of iron. Heme containing enzymes such as catalase and peroxidase protect the cells and tissues from the harmful effects of free radicals formed as a result of various metabolic processes in the body. Free radicals are unstable oxygen atoms that react with cellular DNA and proteins leading to chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Iron containing catalase and peroxidase, however stabilize these free radicals and prevent them from interacting with cellular components . The extracts of different parts of malva sylvestris were compared for their nutraceutical potential (antioxidant properties), and the results showed very strong antioxidant properties .
Adults (12 years and over) take 10ml (2 tea spoons) twice daily before meals. Children (4 -11 years old) take 10ml once daily before meal .
This tonic should not be used one hour before or 2 hours after taking anti acids, eggs, whole wheat bread, milk, milk products, tea and coffee. Also not to be used concurrently with cephalexin , methyldopa, penicillamine, ciprofloxacin, and tetracyclines. Accidental overdose of iron – containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. keep this product out of reach of children .
Points of recommendation
No limitation in pregnancy but in lactation is not recommended .
Shake bottle well before use. Do not contaminate the formula by drinking directly from the bottle . Keep refrigerated at all times after opening and consume within 4 weeks .
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