Dexorange for Vitamin Deficiency
DEXORANGE IS HEMATINIC SYRUP OF IRON, FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN B12.
It is estimated that about 30% of the world's population is anemic. More than half of these cases of anemia are due to iron deficiency, accounting for more than 800 million cases. Anemia is a problem throughout the world with the highest prevalence rate being seen in developing countries. Iron deficiency is the most frequent cause of anemia, besides nutritional anemia which forms a sizeable group. Two thirds of children and women of childbearing age in most developing countries are estimated to suffer from iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency due to hook-worm infestation is very common in many tropical countries including the Indian sub-continent particularly in rural areas. In addition, deficiency of iron in the diet and multiple pregnancies are two common causes of iron deficiency in developing countries. Nutritional iron deficiency co-exists with deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid leading to dimorphic anemia. Many people may continue in a poorly nourished state without apparent anemia but pregnancy and chronic infections may tip the balance.
DEXORANGE provides iron vitamins in the form of Ferric Ammonium Citrate, which is one of the best-tolerated iron supplements. DEXORANGE rapidly supplements elemental iron so that iron deficiency is quickly controlled, thus leading to faster correction of anemia and replenishment of tissue iron stores.
DEXORANGE also provides Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid vitamin which are the most important hematinic factors. Both these vitamins are essential for maturation of red blood cells.
Each 1 5 ml (one tablespoonful) of DEXORANGE contains:
Ferric Ammonium Citrate I.P. 160mg
(Equivalent to Elemental Iron 32.8 mg) Cyanocobalamin I.P. 7.5 mg
Folic Acid I.P. 0.5mg
Alcohol (95%) LP. 0.87ml
Colors: Erythrosine (Color Index 45430), Caramel LP.
Alcohol content 5.5% v/v
Adequate overages of Vitamins added to compensate for loss on storage of DEXORANGE tonic.
Conditions when DEXORANGE should be taken:
• Iron deficiency anemia due to chronic blood loss, hook-worm infestation, inadequate intake of iron, etc.
• Dimorphic anemia due to deficiency of Iron, Folic Acid and/or Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).
• In case of anemia of pregnancy and lactation, DEXORANGE vitamin Supplement can be taken.
• Tonic in general weakness, lack of appetite, rundown conditions and convalescence.
• Post surgery and other debilitated states.
DOSAGE of DEXORANGE
DEXORANGE for Adults: (For Therapeutic use) one tablespoonful twice a day after meals.
DEXORANGE for Children: As advised by the Physician.
DEXORANGE presented as delicious orange flavored syrup in bottles of 200 ml for better patient acceptability.
Side Effects of DEXORANGE
According to several websites, there are numerous possible side effects that include:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach bloating
- Allergic reaction
- Bitterness taste in mouth
- Bronchospasm, Difficult breathing
- Gastrointestinal problems, gas
- Dark or green bowel movements
- Cold like symptoms and shivering
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
- Persistent itchy rashes on skin
As you can see there are numerous side effects, and you should most certainly talk to your doctor before taking DEXORANGE. Many of these side effects might only occur for a short time, before your body gets used to this. WebMD has a good deal of information about DEXORANGE.