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What is the correct dosage and time interval for orofer-s injection?

doctor prescribed orofer-s injection (4 ampules of 2.5 ml each, containing total 200 mg of elemental iron), to be repeated on alternate days for 4 doses. Is this the correct dosage and time interval? since i find the dosage given in mfg company site as 100 mg of iron only
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
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Hello,

It may depend upon the severity of anemia. Mild to moderate anemia we calculate the iron deficit from the formula of Required iron dose (mg) = (2.4 × (target Hb-actual Hb) × weight (kg)) + 1000 mg for replenishment of stores.

According to it we give deficit iron injection 100 mg iv twice a week. In severe anemia or anemia of CKD or dialysis patients we may give upto 200 mg twice a week.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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What is the correct dosage and time interval for orofer-s injection?

Hello, It may depend upon the severity of anemia. Mild to moderate anemia we calculate the iron deficit from the formula of Required iron dose (mg) = (2.4 × (target Hb-actual Hb) × weight (kg)) + 1000 mg for replenishment of stores. According to it we give deficit iron injection 100 mg iv twice a week. In severe anemia or anemia of CKD or dialysis patients we may give upto 200 mg twice a week. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu