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General Information on Carbonyl Iron

Generic Name : Carbonyl Iron

Pronunciation : car BAH nill I ern

Latest prescription information about Carbonyl Iron. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Hematinic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Carbonyl Iron

India : 

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International : 

Elemental Iron, Feosol Caplet, Icar, Iron Chews, Ferra-Cap

Why is Carbonyl Iron Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for iron deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia. It helps in oxygen transportation in the body.

When should Carbonyl Iron not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Carbonyl Iron?

Adult: 50 mg orally three times a day.
Child: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 12 to 24 hours (maximum daily dose = 15 mg).
Infants: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (maximum 15 mg) in 1 to 2 divided doses.

How should Carbonyl Iron be taken?

It comes as a tablet, syrup, and capsule to take by mouth without meal, three times a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carbonyl Iron?

Keep this medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron for a child can lead to death.

Do not take this medication if you have too much iron builds, iron overload disorder, hemolytic anemia.

What are the side effects of Carbonyl Iron?

  Local: Pain at injection site, pigmentation of skin, sterile abscess.
  Systemic: Fever, headache, joint pains, chest pain, flushing, palpitation, difficulty in breathing, anaphylactic reactions, lymph node enlargement.
  Miscellaneous : Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, black or darker than normal appearing stools.

What are the other precautions for Carbonyl Iron?

Avoid taking antacids within two hours while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Carbonyl Iron?

Store it in room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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