Aristoferon200 mg/5 ml


Ferrous Sulfate

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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Medicine overview

Indications of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml is indicated in the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anaemia and anaemia of pregnancy where routine administration of iron is necessary.

Theropeutic Class

Oral Iron preparations


Ferrous sulfate facilitates O2 transport via haemoglobin. It is used as iron source as it replaces iron found in haemoglobin, myoglobin and other enzymes.

Dosage of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Adult- Initial therapeutic dose: 3-4½ teaspoonful daily in divided doses or as prescribed by the physician. Maintenance dose: 1½ teaspoonful daily, but if needed up to 1.8g (9 teaspoonful) daily can be given. Children- Under 1 year: ¼ th teaspoonful thrice daily or as directed by physician 1-5 years: 1 teaspoonful thrice daily 6-12 years: 1½ teaspoonful twice daily. Mix with water or fruit juice to avoid temporary staining of teeth. Do not mix with milk.

Administration of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Should be taken on an empty stomach. Best taken on an empty stomach. May be taken with meals to reduce GI discomfort. Mix with water or fruit juice to avoid temporary staining of teeth. Do not mix with milk.

Interaction of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Absorption of iron salt and Tetracycline is diminished when taken concomitantly by mouth. If treatment with both drugs is required iron salt should be given 3 hours before or 2 hours after Tetracycline. Absorption of iron is also decreased in the presence of antacids or when taken with tea.


Iron therapy is contraindicated in haemachromatosis and haemosiderosis.It should not be given to patients receiving repeated blood transfusion or with anaemia not produced by iron deficiency.

Side Effects of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Therapeutic doses of iron may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Although iron is better absorbed between meals, side effects can be reduced by taking it with or immediately after food. Continuous administration may sometimes cause constipation. Iron containing liquid medication may cause temporary staining of teeth (this is less likely when diluted).

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category- Not Classified. FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.

Precautions & Warnings

Should be administered with caution when given to patients with iron storage or iron absorption disease, haemoglobinopathies or existing gastrointestinal disease.

Overdose Effects of Aristoferon 200 mg/5 ml

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea of green or tarry stools, haematemesis, seizures, drowsiness, metabolic acidosis, hepatic dysfunction, renal failure, coma. Treatment: Empty stomach contents by gastric lavage. In severe toxicity, IV desferrioxamine may be given. Treatment is supportive. Haemodialysis is unlikely to be useful.

Storage Conditions

Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

Drug Classes

Oral Iron preparations

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