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FLIPS: Ferfer Liposomal Iron Performance Study (FLIPS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03112187
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PharmEvo Pvt Ltd

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the efficacy of a novel food supplement, Ferfer® to raise the capacity of Haemoglobin and Haematocrit levels

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Iron Deficiency Anemia Drug: Iron Supplement Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Anemia, described as a low blood Haemoglobin concentration, has been shown to be a public health problem that impacts low-, center- and high-earnings nations and has great unfavorable health results, as well as unfavorable influences on social and monetary development . even though the most dependable indicator of anemia on the populace stage is blood Haemoglobin attention, measurements of this attention by myself do now not determine the cause of anemia. Anemia may additionally result from a number of causes, with the maximum great contributor being iron deficiency. approximately 30%- 50% of instances of anemia are taken into consideration to be because of iron deficiency.

Doctor will evaluate on the basis of inclusion or exclusion criteria, lab values and overall assessment and then enroll in this clinical trial. During the study patient will visit the Doctor four times, Day 0 week 4, week 8 and week 12. Doctor will investigate the Hemoglobin level and Hematocrit level and also evaluate the adverse effects and tolerability of Ferfer® at week 2 and week 8. Doctor also instructed to take the food supplements, twice daily, once in a morning and once in evening independently by food intake as Ferfer® has no interaction with food.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: FLIPS: Ferfer Liposomal Iron Performance Study
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 30, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : January 31, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Ferfer is a food supplement in liposomal form, with essential, vitamins including Vitamin C and Vitamin B12. Ferfer directly dissolves in the mouth without the need for water. The technology of liposomal microencapsulation, allows daily iron supplementation without any of the typical side effects of conventional oral iron supplements, such as heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and coloring of the mucous membranes and of the stools, which increases patient compliance. It has no metallic taste or smell, does not color mucous membrane and has excellent tolerability
Drug: Iron Supplement
Ferfer® is a multi-ingredient supplement containing micro-encapsulated iron pyrophosphate (to form liposomes), vitamin C and vitamin B12 which are valuable for the control of nutritional deficiencies or increased organic needs of iron.
Other Name: Micro liposomal iron

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of a novel food supplement, Ferfer® to raise the capacity of Haemoglobin levels [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]

    To determine the efficacy of a novel food supplement,Ferfer® to raise the capacity of Haemoglobin levels

    Designated as safety issue: No

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse Event [ Time Frame: upto 12 weeks ]

    Number of Participants Who Experienced an Adverse Event

    [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

  2. Efficacy of a novel food supplement, Ferfer® to raise the capacity of ferritin levels [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
    To determine the efficacy of a novel food supplement, Ferfer® to raise the capacity of ferritin levels

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Iron deficiency anemia (Hemoglobin <8 to >5 g/dl)
  • Subjects able to provide written informed consent;
  • Subjects already treated with other iron supplements or drugs that experienced side effects (not including allergy) related to iron administration.
  • Wash out period will be a week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Had a history of iron intolerance
  • Hypersensitivity and allergic of Vit C and Vit B12
  • Not willing to take informed consent

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03112187

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Lubna Shahzad,Al-raheem surgical and Maternity Hospital, Daroghwala
Lahore, Sindh, Pakistan
Sponsors and Collaborators
PharmEvo Pvt Ltd
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Study Director: Masood Jawaid, MRCS,FCPS PharmEvo Pvt Ltd
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Responsible Party: PharmEvo Pvt Ltd Identifier: NCT03112187    
Other Study ID Numbers: PE/PK/FLIPS/SP/2017-01
First Posted: April 13, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2019
Last Verified: December 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by PharmEvo Pvt Ltd:
iron deficiency anemia
iron supplements
Liposomal iron
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Hematologic Diseases
Anemia, Hypochromic
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs