Can my grandmother take Electrobion?
Q: My 78 years old grandmother is taking treatment for a breathing problem. Her haemoglobin is 7.3 mg and every year two bottles of blood is transfused in her body. This year blood was transfused 3 months back but now she has become weak and cannot walk. Her stools are black in colour and when she takes food she gets stomach pain and has lost all her strength. Can Electrobion be given to her for strength?
A:Black stools means the patient is passing clotted blood from gastro-intestinal tract. This loss of blood is leading to severe anaemia. The source and cause of bleeding from the gastro-intestinal tract should be urgently determined and appropriate treatment given. Electrobion can be given if the patient is dehydrated but it will not cure the disorder.