FERROUS SULFATE (FER-IN-SOL, FER-IRON)

Ferrous sulfate (Fer-In-Sol, Fer-Iron); Iron Salt; Cap: 250 mg (50 mg elemental Fe)
Drops (Fer-In-Sol): 75 mg (15 mg elemental Fe)/0.6 mL [50 mL]
Drops (Fer-Iron): 125 mg (25 mg elemental Fe)/1 mL [50 mL]
Elixir: 220 mg (44 mg elemental Fe)/5 mL [480 mL]
Syr: 90 mg (18 mg elemental Fe)/5 mL [480 mL]
Tab: 195 mg (39 mg elemental Fe); 300 mg (60 mg elemental Fe); 324 mg (64 mg elemental Fe)
Tab, TR: 525 mg (105 mg elemental Fe); Oral dosages in mg elemental iron:
Premature infants:
7.5-15 mg/day qd-bid. Doses at the higher end of the range may be necessary for infants on concomitant erythropoietin.
Children (Iron deficiency anemia):
Mild-moderate: 3 mg/kg/day PO qd-bid
Severe: 4-6 mg/kg/day PO tid
Prophylaxis: 1-2 mg/kg/day PO qd
Adults:
Iron deficiency: 60 mg PO bid-qid
Prophylaxis: 60 mg/day PO qd
May turn stools and urine dark; GI upset, constipation; vitamin C will increase absorption. Contains 20% elemental iron.
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