Ferrous Sulfate and Gluconate
- for iron defficiency anemia;
- adult: 300mg PO qd/tid with meals;
- will turn stools and urine dark; can cause GI upset; con-stipation;
- sulfate form contains more elemental iron per dosage unit than gluconate (some tolerate gluconate better);
- peds: prophylaxis: 1mg/kg/24hrs in single or divided dose;
- treatment: 6mg/kg/24hr in three divided doses;
- supplied: Fe sulfate as tablets: 195 mg, 300 mg, 325 mg; SR capsules 150 mg;
- ferrous gluconate: tabs: 300mg, 320mg, 325mg,; caps: 86mg, 325mg, 435mg;
- tabs: SR 525mg
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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:38 pm