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Ferrous fumarate, is the iron (II) salt of fumaric acid, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has chemical formula C4H2FeO4. Pure ferrous fumarate has an iron content of 32.87%.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

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Ferrous Fumarate Indications / Ferrous Fumarate Uses

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Ferrous Fumarate Adverse Reactions / Ferrous Fumarate Side Effects

GI Disturbance including constiption, diarrhoea, dark stools. Nausea & epi-gastric pain.

Precautions

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Special Precautions

Patients with intestinal strictures & diverticular disease. May worsen diarrhoea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. May cause constipation & faecal impaction in elderly. Avoid prolonged admin (>six months) except in patients with continued bleeding, menorrhagis or repeated pregnancies. Not for routine use in treatment of haemolytic anaemia

Other Drug Interactions

Oral absorption of Fe may be increased when taken witha ascorbic acid. May reduce the absorption of quinolones & tetracyclines when taken concurrently via the oral route. Concurrent admin with antacids may reduce the absorption of ferrous fumarate from the GI tract. May reduce the abosrption of penicillamine in the gut when taken concurrently.

Other Interactions

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Dosage

Oral
Iron-Deficiency anaemic.
Adult: usual dose range: upto 600 mg daily. May increase up to 1.2g daily if neceaasry.
Child: As syr containing 140mg (45 mg iron)/5mL.
Preterm neonate:
0.6-2.4 ml/kg daily; up to 6 years; 2.5-5ml bid.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Ferrous Fumarate and Pregnancy

Caution when used in pregnancy

Ferrous Fumarate and Lactation

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Ferrous Fumarate and Children

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Ferrous Fumarate and Geriatic

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Ferrous Fumarate and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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