FERROUS SULFATE – EXIR
syrup Ferrous Sulfate
|Generic Name of Product||Brand Name||Dosage Form||Strength||Pharmacologic Group||Therapeutic Group||Unit Per Pack|
|Ferrous Sulfate||-||syrup||200 mg/5ml (60ml)||Iron Products||Antianemic agent||1|
Indications And Usage
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure
Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia:
0 to 5 years: 15 to 30 mg/kg/day ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) (3 to 6 mg/kg/day elemental iron)
5 to 12 years: 300 mg FeSO4 (60 mg/day elemental)
Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation
Preterm infant (less than 37 weeks gestation), 0 to 12 months: 10 mg/kg/day ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) (2 mg/kg/day elemental iron)
0 to 6 months: 1 to 1.35 mg/day FeSO4 (0.2 to 0.27 mg/day elemental)
7 to 12 months: 35 to 55 mg/day FeSO4 (7 to 11 mg/day elemental)
1 to 3 years: 20 to 45 mg/day FeSO4 (4 to 9 mg/day elemental)
4 to 8 years: 20 to 50 mg/day FeSO4 (4 to 10 mg/day elemental)
9 to 13 years: 30 to 40 mg/day FeSO4 (6 to 8 mg/day elemental)
14 to 18 years: 40 to 75 mg/day FeSO4 (8 to 15 mg/day elemental)
Hypersensitivity to iron salts or any component of the formulation; hemochromatosis, hemolytic anemia
• Gastrointestinal disease: Avoid in patients with peptic ulcer, enteritis, or ulcerative colitis.
constipation , black or dark-colored stools, temporary staining of the teeth.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ferrous Sulfate is safe in pregnancy.
Renal and liver Impairment
Oral iron therapy is considered not only for patients with CKD but also for peritoneal dialysis patients and patients after kidney transplantation if mild iron deficiency should be corrected.