Ferrous fumarate is a Medicine belongs to Nutritional agents group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book :    Page :   Edition : ,

  ►   Brandname : Vitcofol

  ►  Strength : Tablet with   , Capsule with   , Oral Suspension with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2061   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2061   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Iron-deficiency anaemia Oral up to 600 mg Tablet Dose given daily. (Above dose equivalent to about 200 mg of iron daily); doses of up to 1.2 g daily (equivalent to about 400 mg of iron daily) may be used if necessary.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2061   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : NA

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Ferrous fumarate is with Antacids, , , , , , TETRACYCLINES , , , , Bisphosphonates, FLUOROQUINOLONES ,  Dimercaprol , Chloramphenicol , Cefdinir , Entacapone , Levodopa , Methyldopa , Mycophenolate mofetil , Penicillamine , Levothyroxine,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2061,2074   Edition : 38,


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Iron salts are not well absorbed by mouth, and food may further impair their absorption. Compounds containing calcium and magnesium, including antacids and mineral supplements, and bicarbonates, carbonates, oxalates, or phosphates, may impair the absorption of iron by the formation of insoluble complexes. Zinc salts may also decrease the absorption of iron. The absorption of both iron salts and tetracyclines is diminished when taken together orally. A suitable interval is also advised if an iron supplement is needed in patients given trientine. Iron is chelated by acetohydroxamic acid, reducing the absorption of both. Iron should not be given with dimercaprol as toxic complexes may form. The response to iron may be delayed in patients receiving systemic chloramphenicol. Some agents, such as ascorbic acid and citric acid, may actually increase the absorption of iron. Iron salts can also decrease the absorption of other drugs and thus reduce their bioavailability and clinical effect. Drugs so affected include cefdinir, bisphosphonates, entacapone, fluoroquinolones, levodopa, methyldopa, mycophenolate mofetil, and penicillamine. Iron salts may reduce the efficacy of levothyroxine.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2061,2074   Edition : 38,


►  Contraindication : patients receiving repeated blood transfusions or to patients with anaemias not produced by iron deficiency, Oral and parenteral iron therapy should not be used together,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2060,2074   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Ferrous fumarate is used as a source of iron for iron-deficiency anaemia.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2061   Edition : 38,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA