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Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's belongs to a class of medications called 'haematinics' primarily used to treat anaemia (lack of blood) that occurs mainly due to poor diet, poor absorption of food, or increased folate use in the body (in pregnancy). Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is a combination of two drugs: Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC is produced in the body, so that body's each tissue gets sufficient supply of oxygen.

Take Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's as advised by your doctor. In some cases, you may experience vomiting, nausea, stomach upset or dark coloured stool. Most of these side effects of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's. Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's should be used with caution in children and only if recommended by a doctor. If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's as it may contain lactose. If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.

Uses of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's

Treatment of anaemia.

Medicinal Benefits

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is a combination of two drugs, namely: Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and hemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBCs are produced in the body, so that body's each tissue gets a sufficient supply of oxygen. Also, folic acid is necessary in pregnancy as it plays a role in the development of the brain and spinal cord in the unborn baby.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it with or without food as advised by your doctor, and swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.Syrup/Suspension: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the recommended dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea

  • Stomach upset

  • Dark coloured stool

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's. Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's should be used with caution in children and only if recommended by a doctor. If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's as it may contain lactose. If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's may have interaction with anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, sodium valproate, carbamazepine), antibiotics (chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole, trimethoprim), antimanic drug (lithium), water tablet (triamterene), anti-inflammatory drug (sulfasalazine), painkillers (aspirin), anticancer drug (methotrexate).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid intake of dairy products, coffee or tea with Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PRIMIDONE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • SODIUM VALPROATE
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL
  • COTRIMOXAZOLE
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • LITHIUM
  • TRIAMTERENE
  • SULFASALAZINE
  • ASPIRIN
  • METHOTREXATE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat a healthy diet, especially green leafy vegetables, and do regular physical exercise.

  • Limit junk food items the from outside and stick to freshly prepared home-cooked meals.

  • Increase the intake of fruits in your diet especially fruits rich in iron like pomegranate, and citrus fruits.

  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol.

Special Advise

Avoid taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's along with dairy products, coffee, tea or alcohol to minimize the side effect of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's and avoid drug interaction. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Anemia: It is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen to various body tissues. Anemia can be temporary, which can be treated with the help of supplements, and it can also be long-term, which might require medical procedures. It makes you feel tired very quickly due to a lack of oxygen supply in the body. It is one of the most common blood disorders.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol with Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's as it may decrease the absorption of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.

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Pregnancy

Consult your doctor

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's may be safe to use during pregnancy if recommended by a doctor.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is unknown whether Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding. Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

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Driving

Caution

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Liver

Caution

Take Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Kidney

Caution

Take Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Children

Caution

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's should be used in children only if recommended by a doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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FAQs

Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is used for the treatment of anaemia.
You are not recommended to take Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's with coffee, tea or dairy products at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's. However, you may drink coffee or tea 2 hours before or after taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.
You are not recommended to take Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's with phenytoin as co-administration of these two medicines may reduce the concentration of Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's in blood and increase the risk of seizures (fits). However, please consult a doctor before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's with phenytoin.
Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is not recommended for hemochromatosis (excessive iron in the body) patients as it may increase the risk of adverse effects. Therefore, it is advised to inform your doctor if you have any iron overload conditions before taking Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.
Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's is essential to take during pregnancy to maintain correct levels of iron and folic acid and reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies. However, please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before using Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's.
Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's contains Ferrous ascorbate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Hemfer-XT Tablet 10's works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC are produced in the body, so that body's each tissue gets sufficient supply of oxygen.

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