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Uses of Satavit


Satavit is mainly used to prevent and treat iron deficiency or folic acid deficiency, especially pregnant women or patients who have just undergone surgery. Before and during the course of taking Savatit, patients need to strictly follow the instructions on the dose and time to take the medicine that the doctor recommends.

1. What is Satavit?


Satavit drug belongs to the group of minerals and vitamins. Doctors often recommend Satavit for cases of anemia caused by iron or folic acid deficiency. In addition, the drug Satavit is also suitable for subjects who have dizziness, dizziness, fatigue, pale skin, malnutrition or need to recover,...
Satavit drug is made in the form of hard capsules. , packed in boxes of 3 blisters x 10 tablets, 5 blisters x 10 tablets or boxes of 10 blisters x 10 tablets. In each Satavit tablet contains the following main ingredients:
Iron fumarate content 162mg. Folic acid 750mcg. Excipients with sufficient concentration in one tablet. In the human body, iron plays an extremely important role in the production of hemoglobin, the respiratory enzyme cytochrome C and myoglobin. Iron is usually absorbed in the duodenum and proximal jejunum. The need for iron for the human body is very large, because this mineral helps fetuses, children and adolescents develop healthy.
Meanwhile, folic acid is involved in many metabolic processes of the body, including nucleoprotein synthesis and normal red blood cell production. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, the body will be at risk of megaloblastic anemia.

2. Indications and contraindications for the use of Satavit


2.1 Indications to use Satavit drug Satavit is usually prescribed by doctors to prevent and treat iron and folic acid deficiency for the following specific cases:
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. are at risk of/are deficient in iron and folic acid due to inadequate dietary sources of these minerals. Patients with iron malabsorption, such as recently undergone gastric bypass surgery, chronic enteritis, atrophic gastritis or in the convalescence period. Women during menstruation, menorrhagia have symptoms of blue skin fatigue. The patient is suffering from a parasitic infection or experiencing a bout of malaria. Children or women with malnutrition, iron deficiency anemia. All cases of anemia due to insufficient dietary supply or the body's loss of blood-forming factors and iron 2.2 Contraindications to using Satavit Do not use Satavit without a doctor's prescription for the following patient cases:
People with a history of allergy or hypersensitivity to iron fumarate, folic acid and other pharmaceutical substances contained in the drug. People with iron overload, hemolytic anemia, iron-contaminated tissue disease or hemosiderin infection. Contraindicated in patients with hemolytic anemia or cysts in the gastrointestinal tract. Folic acid alone or folic acid preparations in combination with vitamin B12 should not be used alone for the treatment of undiagnosed megaloblastic anemia. Do not administer Satavit to patients who are taking other iron-containing preparations. People with anemia due to bone marrow failure, malignancy or suspected presence of cancer. People with stomach ulcers, polycythemia vera, duodenal ulcers or regional enteritis. Do not prescribe Satavit to children under 12 years of age and the elderly.

3. Dosage and how to use Satavit


3.1 Dosage of Satavit Drug Dosage of Satavit is usually recommended by doctors specifically for each patient as follows:
Adults: Take 2-3 tablets of Satavit daily. Children over 12 years: Take 1-2 tablets a day, before meals and do not exceed 6 tablets / day. Pregnant women: Take 1 tablet a day and maintain the dose throughout pregnancy. Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia: The dose may be adjusted accordingly through the physician's assessment of the anemia and the patient's ability to restore iron stores. It is recommended to use Satavit from 2 to 4 months to achieve a high therapeutic effect. 3.2 How to use the drug Satavit Satavit drug is made in the form of hard capsules, so patients need to take the drug orally. Similar to other drugs, Satavit should be taken with filtered or boiled water, avoid using with carbonated water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.
Before taking Satavit, patients also need to carefully read the instructions for use printed on the package or follow the instructions from a specialist. Patients should not self-medicate, adjust or change the dose without the approval of the doctor.
3.3 How to handle an overdose of Satavit When taking an overdose of Satavit, patients may experience symptoms such as:
Abdominal pain, nausea / vomiting. Loss of water. Bloody diarrhea. Shock. Acidosis. Chicken sleep. Occasionally, the above symptoms may appear for a short time and appear to be in a phase of recovery, however, about 6-24 hours later, these overdose reactions can return, accompanied by illness. blood clotting and the risk of cardiovascular collapse. At that time, the patient will have symptoms such as hypoglycemia, high fever, kidney failure or liver toxicity.
To deal with symptoms of Satavit overdose, the doctor may recommend that the patient proceed with immediate gastric lavage with milk or carbonate solution. If necessary, the doctor will also perform iron - serum quantification for the patient.
After applying the emergency technique of gastric lavage, about 5-10g of deferoxamine solution will be pumped and dissolved in 50-100ml of water into the patient's stomach through the catheter. In case of need to raise blood pressure, patients can use Dopamine. If there are signs of kidney failure, peritoneal dialysis will be applied, and the doctor also adjusts acid base, electrolytes and rehydration for the patient.

4. Some side effects may be encountered when taking Satavit


Satavit medicine can sometimes cause some unwanted side effects for patients during treatment, such as:
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation. Black stools caused by drugs. Rare symptoms such as urticaria, rash or skin pruritus due to drug hypersensitivity reactions. If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should quickly notify your doctor for proper treatment.

5. Things to keep in mind when taking Satavit


5.1 What precautions should be taken while using Satavit? During treatment with Satavit, patients should note the following:
Caution when using the drug for subjects such as the elderly, children under 12 years of age, people with liver / kidney failure, people with kidney disease. myasthenia gravis, prone to allergies, stomach ulcers or hepatic coma. Folic acid supplements should be given to pregnant women, especially those being treated for malaria or epilepsy who are at high risk for folic acid deficiency. Folic acid is extensively excreted in breast milk. Iron fumarate and folic acid can be used in lactating women. 5.2 Satavit drugs interact with other drugs Satavit drugs can interact when used with the following drugs:
Sulphasalazine pills Oral contraceptives. Anticonvulsants. Cotrimoxazole. In order to prevent the risk of drug interactions, before using Satavit, patients need to inform their doctor about the list of medications they are currently taking so that they can be adjusted accordingly.

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