Medication Description: Ferrum Lek
FERRUM LEK (Ferrum Lek) *.
Synonym: Iron (III) -hydroxide polymaltose complex, Ferric (III) -hydroxide polymaltose complex
Iron preparation for intramuscular and intravenous injections.
The preparation for intramuscular injections contains in 1 ampoule (2 ml) 0.1 g of tribasic iron in the form of a complex with maltose; The preparation for intravenous injection contains in 1 ampoule (5 ml) 0.1 g of iron saharata.
Indications and contraindications for use are the same as for fercoven.
The calculation of the need for the drug is made on the basis of the determination of iron deficiency and its reserves in the body (see Fercaen).
Intramuscularly administered every other day. The maximum daily dose for adults is 4 ml (2 ampoules), for children weighing up to 5 kg - 0.5 ml (1/4 ampoule), 5 - 10 kg - 1 ml (1/2 ampoule).
Intravenous is usually administered to adults on the 1st day of 2, 5 ml (1/2 ampoules), on the 2nd day - 5 ml (1 ampoule), in the 3-d - 10 ml (2 ampoules), then 2 times a week 2 ampoules (10 ml).
Intravenous drug must be administered slowly (no more than 1 ml per minute). The contents of the ampoule are diluted with isotonic sodium chloride solution to 10 ml. Do not allow the solution to enter the subcutaneous fatty tissue.
Do not use intravenous drug for intramuscular injection.
Storage: in a cool, dark place.
Produced in Yugoslavia.