Orofer XT is a supplementary medicine prescribed in conditions like anemia, pregnancy, lack of iron and vitamin B9 supply in diet, low RBC or hemoglobin count, childhood anemia, Megaloblastic anemia. Get to know how Orofer XT works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Orofer XT is not suggested.
How Orofer XT Tablet works?
- This medicine works by normalizing the Megaloblastic bone marrow to produce healthy RBC.
- Helps to supply sufficient Elemental Iron or Ferrous Ascorbate, which helps in regulating the oxygen supply through RBC to various parts of the body.
Orofer XT Tablet – Active Ingredients
Orofer XT Tablet is manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Below mentioned are the active ingredients in this medication:
- Elemental Iron (Ferrous Ascorbate) – 100mg
- Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) – 1.1mg
Other variants of Orofer
Apart from Orofer XT, there are available other variants from the same brand manufacturer. Your doctor may prescribe any of these variants based on your health condition, age, and requirement. It is strongly advised to use these medicines with proper prescription only.
- Orofer XT Suspension
- Orofer Fcm Injection
- Orofer Capsule
- Orofer Syrup
- Orofer XT Drop
- Orofer Kit Tablet
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Orofer XT Tablet Uses and Benefits
Below mentioned are the conditions where Orofer XT Tablets are beneficial to treat and are prescribed by the Doctors.
Useful to treat Iron Deficiency
The doctor may prescribe this supplementary medicine when there is an iron deficiency in your body.
Useful in treating different types of Anemia
Anemia is a condition developed as a result of lack of sufficient hemoglobin (red blood cells) in our body. If the count of these red blood cells is low, the cells in our body can’t get sufficient oxygen, which results in lack of energy to do daily tasks. This supplementary drug helps in regaining the normal level of red blood cells.
There are multiple reasons behind the condition called anemia like mentioned below. And this medicine is prescribed in such conditions to maintain healthy hemoglobin levels.
Lack of nutrition: When there is not enough amount of nutrition from our diet, there is a chance of getting anemia.
Pregnancy: In this stage, your body has to produce more blood to support a healthy growth of the baby. If you are suffering from low levels of dietary iron and vitamin B9, your Doctor may prescribe this supplementary medicine.
Childhood anemia: There is a chance of lack of nutrition in childhood and supplements are prescribed to balance the blood count. There are some forms of anemia which are hereditary, that may occur in infants, where proper medical attention is required.
Megaloblastic anemia: Bone marrow is one of the places where the production of blood cells happens in our body. These are red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets. Megaloblastic anemia is a condition, in which this normal process is disturbed and an abnormal and large red blood cell are produced. These large sized RBC cells are called Megaloblasts which are unhealthy and of no use in healthy oxygen supply to the body. Due to this condition, there will be less amount of healthy RBC in the bloodstream. The key possible reason behind Megaloblastic anemia is lack of sufficient Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) supply in the diet. This drug may be prescribed in such conditions.
Used to treat Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) deficiency:
This medicine may be prescribed to support deficiency of Vitamin B9 in our regular diet.
Side Effects of Orofer XT Tablet
When some drug is used to cure some kind of health problems, along with its intended benefits there is a chance of getting few unwanted side effects too. Below mentioned are some possible side effects of this medicine. If you suffer them and they don’t reduce in a short period, then it is strongly recommended to consult your Doctor for proper medical attention. You Doctor would make changes in your medication, and dosage accordingly.
- Discomfort in the stomach and intestine
- Abdominal pain
- Color of stool may change darker
Contraindications for Orofer XT Tablet
This is not prescribed if you are hypersensitive or have an intolerance to any of the ingredients in this medicine.
Orofer XT Tablet – Drug Interactions
If you use other over the counter products or other drugs at the same time, the effects of the Orofer XT Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly.
If you are using any kind of medicine, or any supplements like herbal, or vitamin supplements for any kind of health problems, let your Doctor know about your course of medicines or any health products you are using to avoid any unwanted side effects. You doctor would adjust the dosage accordingly.
Orofer XT Tablet may interact with the following medicines and products:
- Dietary supplements like Vitamin C which is also known as Ascorbic acid
- With some type of drugs like Barbiturates used to treat epileptic seizures
- Dietary supplements like Vitamin D3 which is also known as Cholecalciferol
Precautions before taking Orofer XT Tablet
Inform your doctor if you are taking medications for any kind of health problems, over the counter products like vitamins, herbal supplements, etc., allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions like pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc. If you have been suffering from any health problems, you are more likely to get the side-effects of the drug. Take this tablet as directed by your Doctor. Dosage is based on your condition and symptoms. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Inform your Doctor if you are suffering any of the below-mentioned conditions to avoid any adverse effects.
- Crohn’s disease
- Intestinal inflammation
- Stomach Ulcers
- Intestinal Ulcers
- Type 2 diabetes
- Ulcerative colitis: A chronic, inflammatory bowel disease
- Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- In case of children and Premature infants, use with proper expert’s advice only
- Thalassemia: A disorder where there is decreased amount of protein that carries oxygen
- Pernicious Anemia: condition where the body is not able to absorb Vitamin B12
Orofer XT Tablet Dosage
Follow the dosage instructions in the prescription provided by your Doctor. Dosage depends on several factors like your condition, age, your weight etc.
Taking more than prescribed Orofer XT Tablet may cause harmful side effects. Consult your doctor if you suffer any kind of side effects.
If missed certain regular dose, take as earliest possible, and if it is nearing next dosage, then skip the missed dose and carry on with next regular dose. Never use extra doses.
It is recommended not to use this medicine along with alcohol. Not recommended for patients suffering from alcoholic cirrhosis, a condition of liver damage due to excess consumption of alcohol.
Generally, this medicine is prescribed for pregnant women, to supply with sufficient Iron, and Vitamin B9 and support healthy blood cells (RBC) level, and healthy growth of the baby. Regular monitoring of your health condition by your Doctor is advised. If you notice any kind of discomfort and side effects, bring it to the notice of your doctor. Your doctor may change in dosage or prescription accordingly.
Similarly, nursing mothers also may be suggested to use this medicine, if they are suffering anemia. And if the is lack of Iron and Vitamin B9 in their diet. Consult your Doctor if you notice any side effects
Kidney and Liver Problems
Let your doctor know if you are suffering any problems related to kidney or liver. Your doctor would make changes in your prescription and dosage. Let your doctor know if you suffer any side effects.
Substitutes for Orofer XT Tablet
Here is the List of substitute medicines with same composition, strength, and form as Orofer XT Tablet:
- Aloha XT – Indoco Remedies Ltd
- Biofer XT – Micro
- Feon XT – Ayurlife Remedies
- Fericip XT – Cipla
- Ferox XT – Micro
- Zifol – Micro
- Zifol XT – Micro
- Heamifer – Saviyak Life Sciences
- Hemfol Z – Versatil Pharma
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Dr. Kaleem Mohammed graduated as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 from Deccan College of Physiotherapy, affiliated to Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India. Dr. Kaleem is an expert at handling physiotherapy needs of patients suffering from orthopedic and spinal conditions and post-surgery rehabilitation. Dr. Kaleem is associated with HealthClues since its inception where he facilitates diagnosis and advanced consultation with senior doctors. He is also a medical researcher and prolific writer who loves sharing insightful commentaries and useful tips to educate the patient community about fitness, treatment options, and post-treatment recovery.