Carbohydrates, protein hydrolysate, lysine monoHCl, iron, folic acid.
Each 15 mL contains carbohydrates (as refined sugar) 5 g, protein hydrolysate (equivalent to nitrogen (N) 0.168 g) 1.5 g, lysine monoHCl 50 mg, elemental iron (as dried ferrous sulphate) 10 mg and folic acid 0.75 mg.
It also contains sucrose and artificial-flavoured base.
Pharmacology: Iron is used metabolically in the formation of haemoglobin and is necessary for the oxidative processes of living tissue.
Folic acid supplementation prevents the development of folate deficiency megaloblastic anaemia particularly during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
For the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency in pregnancy and to supply a maintenance dosage of folic acid in normal population.
1 tbsp diluted in water, taken before meals, twice a day.
Shake well before use.
Symptoms: Epigastric pain, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of Protectone.
Pernicious anaemia and megaloblastic anaemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency.
Care should be taken when given to patients with iron storage or iron absorption diseases, haemoglobinopathies or existing GI disease.
Gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation and vomiting may occur. Side effects can be reduced by taking Protectone with or immediately after food. As a result of iron therapy, stools may become darkened or black in colour.
Keep the cap tightly closed. Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
B03AE - Iron in other combinations ; Used in the treatment of anemia