- What brand names are available for iron supplements-oral?
- Is iron supplements-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for iron supplements-oral?
- What are the uses for iron supplements-oral?
- What are the side effects of iron supplements-oral?
- What is the dosage for iron supplements-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with iron supplements-oral?
- Is iron supplements-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about iron supplements-oral?
What brand names are available for iron supplements-oral?
Fer-In-Sol, Slow Fe, Feosol, Feratab and many more
What are the uses for iron supplements-oral?
Ferrous sulfate is used for the treatment and prevention of iron-deficiency anemias.
What is the dosage for iron supplements-oral?
The recommended dietary reference intake (RDA) based on elemental iron is as follows:
- Individuals 19-50 years : Males 8 mg/day, Females 18 mg/day, Pregnant females 27 mg/day, Breastfeeding females 9 mg/day.
- Individuals = 50 years: 8 mg/day
For treatment of anemia, the recommended dose expressed as ferrous sulfate is 300 mg every 12 hours and may be increased to 300 mg every 6 hours (regular tablets) or 250 mg daily or every 12 hours (extended release tablets).
The dose for preventing iron deficiency anemia is 300 mg once daily of ferrous sulfate.
Which drugs or supplements interact with iron supplements-oral?
Antacids, H2-antagonists (for example, cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, or nizatidine), pancrelipase, and proton pump inhibitors (for example, omeprazole, lansoprazole, raberprazole, pantoprazole, or esomeprazole) may decrease the absorption of iron supplements.
Iron salts may decrease the blood concentration of bisphophonates (for example, aldendronate, etidronate, risedronate, or tiludronate), cefdinir (Omnicef), deferiprone (Ferripox), dolutegravir (Tivicay), eltrombopag (Promacta), levothyroxine (Synthroid), quinolone antibiotics (for example, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), and tetracycline antibiotics.
Is iron supplements-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Iron is normally found in breast milk. Ferrous sulfate is secreted into breast milk.
What else should I know about iron supplements-oral?
What preparations of iron supplements-oral are available?
Elixir: 220 mg/5 ml; Solution 75 mg/ml; Syrup: 300 mg/5 ml; Tablets: 325 mg; Delayed release tablets: 324, 325 mg; Extended release tablets: 160, 142 mg.
How should I keep iron supplements-oral stored?
Iron Supplements should be stored at room temperature, 15 C-30 C (59 F-86 F).
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