Heptamin is a preparation of iron, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin
B-complex. Iron is presented in timed release form to avoid gastric
Each capsule contains:
Dried Ferrous Sulphate 150 mg
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 1 mg
Thiamine Mononitrate 2 mg
Ascorbic Acid 50 mg
Nicotinamide 10 mg
Folic Acid 500 mcg
Riboflavin 2 mg
Dosage & Administration
Heptamin is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of iron, vitamin B-complex andvitamin C deficiency, especially during pregnancy and lactation.
The usual dose is one capsule daily. In more severe cases, 2 capsules a day may be required or as directed by the physician.
This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Iron therapy is contraindicated in the presence of hemolytic anemia.
Care should be taken in patients who may develop iron overload, such as those with hemochromatosis, hemolytic anemia or red cell aplasia. Iron chelates with tetracycline and absorption may be impaired.
No such drug interactions have been reported.
Generally well tolerated. However, allergic sensitization has been reported following oral administration of folic acid. Oral iron preparation may cause constipation, particularly in older patients, occasionally leading to fecal impaction.
Symptoms of overdosage with iron salts include epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting, hematemesis and circulatory collapse. In severe cases encephalopathy, acute hepatic necrosis and renal failure may develop after a latent period. The timed release capsule presentation of ferrous sulphate may delay excessive absorption of iron and allow more time for the initiation of appropriate counter measures. Treatment consists of gastric lavage followed by the introduction of 5g desferrioxamine into the stomach. Serum iron levels should be monitored, in severe cases intravenous desferrioxamine should be given together with supportive and symptomatic measures as required.
Keep away from light, store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Each box containing 5x10 capsules in Alu-PVC blister pack.