Iron deficiency anemia
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Best taken on an empty stomach. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Adult: PO 400-600 mg/day in divided doses. Prevention: 200 mg/day.
Patients receiving repeated blood transfusions; anaemia not due to iron deficiency. Haemochromatosis, haemolytic anemia.
Mode of Action
Iron: Essential component in the formation of hemoglobin; adequate amounts of iron are necessary for effective erythropoiesis; also serves as a cofactor... View More
Elderly. Avoid admin for >6 mth except in patients with continuous bleeding. Avoid concomitant oral and parenteral iron therapy. Iron-storage or iron-ab... View More
GI irritation, abdominal pain and cramps, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, dark stool and discoloration of urine; heartburn.
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: Not studied Lactation: Drug is excreted in breast milk
Concurrent admin with antacids/H2 antagonists may reduce absorption of iron. Chloramphenicol may delay response to iron. Iron may reduce the absorption ... View More
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