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Pak J Pharm Sci. 2016 Jan;29(1):157-64.

Alternative treatment for iron deficiency anemia: Irocbin versus Sherbat Faulad.

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Department of Basic Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.


The wide spread reason of anemia is Iron deficiency in Pakistan and even worldwide. A clinical trial was undertaken to assess the efficacy of Irocbin formulation for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia as compared to Sherbat Faulad. The curative evaluations of these medicines were recorded in clinically and biochemically identified cases of iron deficiency anemia. The therapeutic evaluation of the different drugs both test and control drug were conducted on the bases of improvement in the subjective signs and symptoms, clinical observations and biochemical investigations at periodic intervals during the course of therapy. This data was collected in the period November 2010 to November 2012 and completed the clinical trials. According to the statistical analysis comparison of data recorded by patients concerning to different variables, showed significant results between test and control groups (p<0.05). By applying ANOVA test, the p values for multiple comparisons of the levels of improvement of Hemoglobin after treatment exhibited significant difference as compared Sherbat Faulad and Irocbin. The control drug Sherbat Faulad with only iron component improves Hemoglobin level and the sign and symptoms but associated with side adverse effects.

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