Search

Close

Products

You acknowledge that you are now entering the prescription medicines page of this website. Please consult your physician and other healthcare providers before taking any prescription medicines found in this page. The contents of this page are provided for information purposes only. It should not be construed as a substitute for a professional medical advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. You undertake to carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.

ferlin

Ferlin

Iron + Vitamin B Complex

Ferlin

Product Details

Brand NameFerlin
FormatSyrup (Oral Drops) and Syrup

What is the medicine used for?

This product is used for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in infants and children.

What is in the medicine?

This product contains iron and vitamins B1, B6, and B12. These nutrients are essential for healthy blood synthesis and hemoglobin (an oxygen containing protein, which gives blood its red olor) and to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia (ID).

Inadequate dietary intake of iron resulting in IDA is one of the most common nutritional disorders among infants and children. This is due to the higher iron requirements in these age groups to facilitate growth, which is accompanied by an increase in body weight and blood volume. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with decreased physical growth, impaired immune system and reduced brain (behavioral and cognitive) development.

Ferlin Syrup (Oral Drops)

Each mL contains:

Iron, elemental (as Ferrous Sulfate, 74.64 mg) 15 mg
Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1) 10 mg
Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 5 mg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 25 mcg

Ferlin Syrup

Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) syrup contains:

Iron, elemental (as Ferrous Sulfate, 149.34 mg) 30 mg
Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1) 10 mg
Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 10 mg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 50 mcg

How much and how often should you use this medicine?

Dose is based on elemental iron.

Consultation with a doctor/pediatrician is highly recommended.

Supplemental Dose (Prophylaxis to prevent iron deficiency anemia):

 

Full-term infants

1 mg/kg body weight per day up to a maximum of 15 mg/day.

To start no later than 4 to 6 months of age and to continue up to 2 years of age.

Preterm Infants

2 mg/kg body weight per day up to a maximum of 15mg/day.

To start no later than 2 months of age and to continue up to 2 years of age.

Children 2 to 12 years old

1 to 2 mg/kg body weight per day up to a maximum of 30 mg/day. Duration of treatment is usually 3 months, or as directed by a doctor.

Therapeutic Dose (To treat iron deficiency anemia):

Children: 3 mg/kg body weight per day up to a maximum of 60 mg/day

  • Iron is best taken on an empty stomach, but may be taken with or after meals, if necessary, to reduce the possibility of stomach upsets
  • If the patient is unable to tolerate once a day dosing, iron can be given in 3 divided doses.
  • Duration of treatment depends on the cause and severity of iron deficiency but in general, 3 months of iron therapy is required to reverse uncomplicated iron deficiency anemia.

 

Iron + Vitamin B-Complex (Ferlin) Syrup (Oral Drops) Recommended Oral Dose

Age Group

Supplemental Dose

(based on 1 mg/kg body weight/day)

Therapeutic Dose

(based on 3 mg/kg body weight/day)

 

To be given once a day

To be given once a day

To be given once a day

4 to 6 months

0.5 mL

1.5 mL

0.5 mL

7 to 12 months

0.5 to 0.75 mL

2.25 to 3 mL

0.75 to 1 mL

1 to 2 years

0.75 to 1 mL

3 mL

1 mL

Or, as directed by a doctor

The contents of this site are for information purposes only and should not be construed as a substitute for professional medical advice. For diagnosis, treatment, and prescription, consult your physician and other healthcare providers. Carefully read all product labels and packaging prior to use.
  • FOLLOW US