Zincofer is indicated in Iron deficiency anaemia, nutritional deficiency anaemia and anaemia associated with pregnancy, worm infestation etc.
There is evidence that a daily intake of 100mg of elemental iron in the ferrous form is adequate to prevent development of iron deficiency in expectant mothers. If a mild iron deficiency is present when Zincofer Capsules administration is started, this will be corrected by increased absorption of iron.
The daily folate requirement rises steeply during the final trimester of pregnancy, and evidence of maternal depletion may be found. To ensure normal tissue folate levels in the mother after delivery a daily supplement of about 300 micrograms is required during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. This does not obscure the blood picture of addisonian pernicious anaemia. Zincofer Capsules are indicated during the second and third trimester of pregnancy for prophylaxis against iron deficiency and megaloblastic anaemia of pregnancy. Pregaday Tablets are not intended as a treatment for established megaloblastic anaemia.
One capsule a day after meals or as prescribed by the Physician.
Adults: It is usual to begin therapy with Zincofer Capsules about the thirteenth week of pregnancy (see Precautions) either as routine prophylaxis or selectively if the haemoglobin concentration is less than 11g/100 ml (less than 75% normal).
One Capsule should be taken daily by mouth.
Children: Not applicable.
Route of administration: Oral route.