FERRIMED® - Who's at risk?


WHO IS AT HIGH RISK OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA

About 20 % of women, 50 % of pregnant women and 3 % of men do not have enough iron in their body. 1 Anaemia develops slowly after the normal iron stores in the body have run out. Women have smaller stores of iron than men because they lose more through menstruation. They are at higher risk for anaemia than men. 1

HIGH RISK GROUPS INCLUDE: 1,2

  • Infants, children and adolescents who are growing quickly
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Women of child-bearing age who have lost blood through heavy menstrual periods
  • Elderly who have a poor diet
  • Vegetarians and anyone not eating a balanced diet.
  • People who use aspirin or non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) e.g. ibuprofen or other arthritis medicines long-term

Anaemia is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of an underlying disorder. Thus, even mild anaemia with
no apparent symptoms should be investigated by a doctor. 3

For more information, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For full prescribing information refer to: Ferrimed® Package Insert

References:
  1. Iron deficiency aemia. MedlinePlus. [online] [cited 2010 Mar 11] Available from: URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000584
  2. Iron deficiency Anemia. Risk factors. MayoClinic.com [online] [cited 2010 mar 12] Available from: URL: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/DS00323/DSECTION=risk=factors.
  3. Evaluation of Anemia: Approach to the Patient with Anemia. Merck Manual [online] [cited 2010 Mar 30] Available from: URL:http://www.merck.com/mmpeprint/sec11/ch129c.html

"The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider"

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S0 Ferrimed® Capsules / H840 (Act 101 of 1965) / Each capsule contains 50 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex and 150 µg folic acid. S0 Ferrimed® D.S. Chewable Tablets / L/8.3/201 / Each tablet contains 100 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex. S0 Ferrimed® Syrup / H842 (Act 101 of 1965) / Each 5 ml contains 50 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex.


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