This medication is a combination of minerals (available in oral form), prescribed for iron deficiency.
Contraindicated in patients with Haemolyticanemia and blood disorders.
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.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth with or without food.
• Caution needed for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation and black colored stools.
Avoid excess dosage.
It is important to keep iron supplements tightly capped and away from children.