Alneed Gold Capsule

Each capsule contains- 

  • Elemental Iron 50 mg (as Carbonyl Iron)
  • Folic Acid 0.50 mg
  • Thiamine Mononitrate 2 mg
  • Riboflavin 2 mg
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 1 mg
  • Nicotinamide 10 mg,
  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 50 mg
  • Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate 61.80 mg

This is a haematinic preparation with vitamins and minerals. 

  • Carbonyl Iron is more effective and safer choice of Iron supplementation as it has higher bioavailability, low toxicity and better GI tolerance.
  • Folic acid is required to maintain normal healthy development of the neural tube and is vital for cell division from a single cell to a fully developed baby.
  • Vitamin B Complex is required for the growth and development of unborn babies.
  • Vitamin C plays a role in the structure of collagen in the fetal membrane.
  • Zinc is a critical nutrient for fetal growth & development, central nervous system development & function and ensures better maternal & infant health.

Uses

It is used for the treatment and prophylaxis of Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and Zinc deficiency especially during pregnancy and lactation. It is also used for the geriatric patients with generalized weakness due to vitamins and minerals deficiency.

Trade Name Alneed Gold
Generic Carbonyl Iron + FolicAcid + Vitamin-B Complex + Vitamin C + Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate
Weight 188mg+0.50mg+61.8mg+29mg,
Type Capsule
Therapeutic Class Iron, Vitamin & Mineral Combined preparation
Manufacturer Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Available Country Bangladesh, India
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 11:17 am

Dosage

Alneed Gold dosage

Adult: One Capsule daily before food or as directed by the physician.

Side Effects

Gastrointestinal irritations such as nausea, anorexia, vomiting, discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea may occur. Patients may complain of dark stool. Carbonyl Iron pellets incorporated into the capsules to reduce the possibility of gastrointestinal irritations. Rarely there may be allergic reactions.

Precaution

Special care should be taken in patients with Iron overload states, such as haemochromatosis, haemolytic anaemia or red blood cell aplasia. Failure to response to the treatment requires further investigations to exclude other causes of anaemia. In patients with renal failure there may be the risk of Zinc accumulation.

Interaction

Carbonyl Iron decreases the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, quinolone antibiotics, levodopa, levothyroxine, methyldopa and penicillamine. Folic Acid interacts with antiepileptics, so plasma concentrations of phenobarbital, phenytoin and primidone are possibly reduced.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

Use of any drug during first trimester of pregnancy should be avoided if possible. Thus administration of Iron during the first trimester requires definite evidence of Iron deficiency. Prophylaxis of Iron deficiency where inadequate diet calls for supplementary Zinc and Folic acid is justified during the remainder of pregnancy.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its component or those with Iron overload.

Acute Overdose

Symptoms of Carbonyl Iron include decreased energy, nausea, abdominal pain, tarry stool, weak, rapid pulse, fever, coma, seizures.

Storage Condition

Store in a cool and dry place, keep away from light and moisture. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.