What is Sangobion® used for?
Sangobion® is commonly used for:
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Anemia during growth, pregnancy, convalescence, and senility
- Megaloblastic and macrocytic hyperchromic anemias
- Alimentary anemias
- Prophylaxis against anemia in blood donors
- Iron deficiency anemia in children
- Latent insufficiencies of iron and vitamin B-complex contained in syrup during the growth period
- Iron deficiency after loss of blood, in chronic illnesses, and during convalescence
How should I take Sangobion®?
Take it by mouth and as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.
How do I store Sangobion®?
Sangobion® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sangobion® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sangobion® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Sangobion® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Sangobion®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Sangobion® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Sangobion® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Sangobion®.
What side effects can occur from Sangobion®?
As with all iron preparations, the stool may become black after taking Sangobion® due to the content of iron in the syrup. Similarly, vitamin B2 content can cause the urine to turn yellow. These phenomena are completely harmless.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Sangobion®?
Sangobion® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
It is not recommended to take Sangobion® and tetracycline antibiotics at the same time because these preparations affect each other adversely.
Does food or alcohol interact with Sangobion®?
Sangobion® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Sangobion®?
Sangobion® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Sangobion®.
What is the dose of Sangobion® for an adult?
The recommended dose is 1-2 caps daily during or after meals, unless otherwise prescribed by the physician.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, children are given 1 tsp daily to prevent deficiencies of iron and vitamin B-complex contained in the preparation.
To treat an iron deficiency determined by the physician, 3-6 teaspoon are taken daily.
The daily doses will depend upon the acuteness of iron deficiency in each case and upon the age of the child.
Treatment should be continued at least until the red blood cell count and the iron content in the blood have normalized.
Sangobion® syrup is intended primarily for children and for people having difficulties in swallowing tablets. The syrup should be taken after meals.
What is the dose of Sangobion® for a child?
Drops: Children ≥1 year: 1.2 mL daily, 6-12 months: 1 mL daily.
How is Sangobion® available?
Sangobion® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Caplet 100mg
- Syrup 100 mL
- Oral drops 15 mL
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Sangobion®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Sangobion®. http://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/Sangobion?type=full. Accessed 26 February 2017
Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: June 20, 2017