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Ferrous Fumarate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Ferrous Fumarate

Generic Name : Ferrous Fumarate
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Ferrous Fumarate are provided here.
Pronunciation : FER-us FYOO-ma-rate
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Ferrous Fumarate, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Essential Minerals
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ferrous Fumarate

India : 

International : 

Ferro-DSS
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Why is Ferrous Fumarate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an essential body mineral, used to treat iron deficiency anemia. It replaces iron in the body when the body does not produce enough on its own. 

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When should Ferrous Fumarate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (hemoglobin in the urine, especially observed in the morning as dark colored urine), accumulation of iron, and excess iron in the body.

What is the dosage of Ferrous Fumarate?

Iron Deficiency Anemia, Chronic Renal Failure, And Pregnancy/Lactation-Oral: Adult: Each tab contains ferrous fumurate 325 mg and folic acid 0.35 mg.
Premature neonates: 2 to 4 mg elemental iron/kg/day divided every 12 to 24 hours (maximum daily dose = 15 mg).
Infants and children <12 years: Prophylaxis: 1 to 2 mg elemental iron/kg/day (maximum 15 mg) in 1 to 2 divided doses.

How should Ferrous Fumarate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ferrous Fumarate?

• Avoid use in patients with active peptic ulcer, repeated blood transfusion, regional enteritis and intestinal ulcer.

Caution needed in patients with folic acid-dependent tumors.

Do not take this medication for more than 6 months without checking with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Ferrous Fumarate?

GI discomfort, heart burn, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea. Stool darkening or bloody stool may occur.

What are the other precautions for Ferrous Fumarate?

Avoid large dose of vitamins while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Ferrous Fumarate?

Oral: Store at (25°C). Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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