Carbonyl iron, a dietary supplement, is used for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia and associated problems. Carbonyl iron is a mineral iron that is vital for oxygen transport in red blood cells. The combination is used to treat or prevent a lack of these nutrients which may occur in certain health conditions (e.g.,anemia, pregnancy, poor diet, surgery recovery). Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Folic acid is needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells.Women of childbearing age should maintain adequate amounts of folic acid either through diet or supplements to prevent spinal cord birth defects.
As directed by the physician
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its component or those with Iron overload.
Accidental overdose of Carbonyl iron can be fatal. Carbonyl iron is contraindicated in patients with hemolytic anemia, hemochromatosis, iron deficiency anemia and hemosiderosis.
Caution should be exercised in certain metabolic disorders e.g. hemocromatosis.
Caution should be exercised while taking with alcohol,stomach or intestinal problems
Gastrointestinal irritations such as nausea, anorexia, vomiting, discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea may occur. Patients may complain of dark stool. Carbonyl Iron pellets are incorporated into the capsules to reduce the possibility of gastrointestinal irritations. Rarely there may be allergic reactions.
CARISTA Capsules are available in a 10X10ís blister packing