Afrab-Chem Ltd
No. 22, Abimbola Street, Isolo Industrial Estate, Isolo, P.O. Box 1647, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 234-1-2700057
Fax: 234-1-4520328

Brand Name



Afrab Chem Ltd, 22 Abimbola Street, Isolo Ind. Estate, Isolo, Lagos.

Therapeutic Class


Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Syrup (NRN:04-3734): Each 5 mL contains: Ferrous Gluconate BP 120 mg, Folic acid BP 0.3 mg, Vitamin B1 BP 2.0 mg, Vitamin B2 BP 1.0 mg, Vitamin B6 BP 2.0 mg, Vitamin B12 BP 5.0 mcg.

Pack size: Amber glass bottle of 200 mL and 1 litre




  • Mangagement of iron deficiency anaemia.
  • Anaemia due to blood loss in worm infestation, surgery, delivery and menstruation.
  • Anaemia due to febrile illness like malaria, typhoid and influenza.
  • In symptoms like generalized weakness, tiredness, pallor caused by depletion of iron stores in the body.
  • For speedy recovery from illness, convalescence, for growing children and for elderly with problems of poor ingestion.


Iron preparations should not be given to patients receiving repeated blood transfusions or to patients with anaemia not produced by iron deficiency. Iron decreases the absorption of other drugs like Levodopa, Methyldopa, Penicillamine, Tetracycline etc and as such should not be administered concurrently.

Preparations containing Thiamine Hydrochloride are usually incompatible with phenobarbitone sodium. If given together results in deterioration of thiamine. Folic acid should be given with care in patients who may have folate-dependent tumours.


Do not take or prescribe drugs after the expiry date. Always check the expiry date before taking the drug.


Interactions involving haematinics and flouroquinolones have been reported.

Adverse Effects

Haematinics are usually well tolerated. Gastrointestinal irritations can occur which is common with iron containing preparations. The stool may be black in colour due to iron excretion.

Dosage & Administration

Age   Dose
 Adult and children above 12 years  2 teaspoonfuls (10 mL) twice daily
 Children (6-12) years  one teaspoonful (5 mL) twice daily
 Children below 6 years  only on recommmendation of a physician

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Keep all medicines in a cool dry place and out of reach of children.

Review Date

2017-09-20 02:13:31