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General Information on Oral Iron formulation

Generic Name : Oral Iron formulation

Latest prescription information about Oral Iron formulation. 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.
ICD Code : Y44.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Iron Preparations

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oral Iron formulation

India- Adiron, Aglow fe, Alamin FeZ, Aloha, Anemidox, Astyfer, Astfer-Z, Autrin, Biofer, Bioferum forte, Blush, Cafekit, Calsus, Capsovit, Carbitone, Carbofer-Z, Comron, Conviron TR, Deferon, Dexorange, Durovit.
International- Feosol, Fer-In-Sol, Slow-Fe.

Why is Oral Iron formulation Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a combination of minerals (available in oral form), prescribed for iron deficiency.  

When should Oral Iron formulation not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with Haemolyticanemia and blood disorders.

What is the dosage of Oral Iron formulation?

Adults: Ferrous Sulphate- 200- 600 mg daily. Ferrous Gluconate- 300- 120 mg daily. Ferrous fumarate- 100-300 mg daily.
Children: 3 to 6 mg/kg/day in 2 to 3 divided doses of iron.

How should Oral Iron formulation be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Oral Iron formulation?

Caution needed for pregnant and breast-feeding women.

What are the side effects of Oral Iron formulation?

Nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation and black colored stools.

What are the other precautions for Oral Iron formulation?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oral Iron formulation?

It is important to keep iron supplements tightly capped and away from children.

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