Important Announcement: We are initiating a voluntary recall of Sangobion® Kids 100 ml (Iron + Vitamin B-Complex) in the Philippines. All batches of this product are covered by this voluntary recall.



Sangobion® Kids 100 ml is indicated for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in children, latent insufficiency of iron and vitamin B during the growth period and iron deficiency after loss of blood. It is also used as a supplement during conditions of chronic illnesses and during convalescence.

The voluntary recall is limited to Sangobion® Kids 100 ml sold in the Philippines. Sangobion® Kids sold in other countries is not impacted by this recall. No other Sangobion® product sold in the Philippines or other countries is impacted.

What should I do?

If you have purchased Sangobion® Kids 100 ml in the Philippines, we advise you to discontinue using the product. You may contact P&G Consumer Care at https://sangobion.com.ph/contactus or by scanning the QR code below for guidance on return and refund of the product.

Retailers and pharmacies are requested to stop distribution, sale and use of the product and contact your authorized distributor’s representatives for the return of remaining stocks. Healthcare professionals are also requested to stop distributing sales samples and return remaining stocks to their P&G sales representatives. For any additional questions, you may contact us at 88943955 (Metro Manila) or 1800 1888 8008 (Outside Metro Manila).

Why are you doing a voluntary recall of this product?

We are taking this precautionary measure, in consultation with the Philippine FDA (Food and Drug Administration), upon learning of the potential presence of ethylene glycol above the allowable limits in a raw material. Though the issue only impacted some batches, we are recalling all batches out of an abundance of caution.

What are the risks?

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our consumers and the quality of our products. The potential presence of ethylene glycol in the product may result in adverse drug reactions. That is why even though our inspections and tests are still on-going, we have decided to proactively recall all batches still in circulation to ensure our consumers only get products that meet P&G’s quality promise.

If your child has consumed the product and experienced adverse reaction including the following: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, altered mental state, symptoms of acute kidney injury like inability to pass or reduced urine, or lower back pain, or additional symptoms of irritability, lethargy, pale appearance, decreased muscle tone, and loss of appetite in younger kids, please contact the National Poison Management and Control Center at (02) 85241078 and seek urgent medical attention and please report to the FDA: www.fda.gov.ph or at the P&G Consumer Care contacts above.

As one of the leading consumer health companies in the world, P&G will always comply with the law and regulations where our business operates. We continue to work with the FDA, our customers, and consumers in taking the necessary actions on this matter.

P&G sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to our customers and consumers.

Why Iron is important

Why Iron is important

The human body needs a variety of key nutrients - one of which is iron - to function optimally. Iron is one of the 20 minerals found in food.

However, the body does not produce this mineral; it is only able to store the iron derived from food sources and supplements.

IRON'S ROLE

Your body needs iron to make red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body and for proteins in your muscles. They give you the energy you need for your daily activities. Iron is also needed for many other roles including your immune system to help fight infections, and is vital for normal child growth and intellectual development. If you do not have enough, you may lack energy and get sick often. Iron is needed for optimum brain function in adults and children.

SPECTRUM OF IRON DEFICIENCY

SPECTRUM OF IRON DEFICIENCY

WHAT IS IRON DEFICIENCY?

Iron deficiency is more common than you think. According to a study, the total cases of anemia increased from 1.42 (1.41 -1.43) billion to 1.74 (1.72 -1.76) billion in 2019.

Iron is found in the body in two forms as functional iron and as storage iron. When people have depleted their stores of iron, they are said to be 'iron deficient'. When you have iron deficiency, you may develop symptoms such as fatigue or impaired concentration, or find you can't exercise to your full capacity.

When the depletion progresses, the hemoglobin concentration in red blood cells falls below the normal range (the 95 percentile for age). At this point, a person is classified as having anemia, Iron deficiency can exist with or without anemia.6

WHO'S AT RISK?

WHO'S AT RISK?

Iron deficiency can affect anyone, but women, children and elderly are most at risk. Women of reproductive age - menstruation and pregnancy are some of the key factors - are among the most vulnerable groups. Young children and adolescents can also be more vulnerable to it. So can adults with long-term illnesses like diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases.7

REFERENCES:

  • 6 Bersamin, A. et.al. Iron and Iron Deficiency Anemia Nutrition and Health Info Sheet. ANR University of California Publication 8141. ISBN-13:978-1-60107-498-0

  • 7 Iron Disorders Institute: Iron Deficiency Anemia. http://www.irondisorders.org/iron-deficiency-anemia

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC Reference No. P141P071321SS

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC Reference No.: P170P062921SS