Iron is a Medicine belongs to Nutritional agents group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2075   Edition : 38,    Page :   Edition : ,

  ►   Brandname : EZFE,Icar,Ircon; Biofer,Ferisome ,A to Z,Orofer xt,Ferrovit,Wellwoman tablet

  ►  Strength : Tablet with 65  mg, Tablet with 36  mg, Tablet with 106  mg, Injection with 50  mg, Injection with 12.5  mg, Injection with 20  mg, Capsule with   , Oral solution with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 585   Edition : 12, Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 598   Edition : 12, Martindale    Page : 2075   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, IM, IV,
Reference :-   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 598   Edition : 12,

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 100 200 mg Tablet/Capsule Daily in divided doses.
2 Prophylactic dose Oral 60 120 mg Tablet/Capsule Daily.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2073   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Iron-deficiency anaemia Oral Up to 2 mg/kg Tablet/Capsule t.i.d.
2 Prophylaxis 1 2 mg/kg

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 2073   Edition : 38,
Precaution :- If a Patient is using 'Iron' drug in iron deficiency anemia disease, then Please be used with caution   if he ever suffered from congestive heart failure disease.
Precaution :- If a Patient is using 'Iron' drug in  hypothyroidism  disease, then Please used with caution .

Precaution :- If a Patient is using 'Iron' drug in  hypothyroidism  disease, then Please use with caution .

►  Side Effect : gastrointestinal irritation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, black faeces, blackening of teeth,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2074   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Iron is with FLUOROQUINOLONES , Bisphosphonates, , , , ,  Levothyroxine, Penicillamine , Mycophenolate mofetil , Methyldopa , Levodopa , Entacapone , Cefdinir , Chloramphenicol , Dimercaprol , Tetracycline ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2075   Edition : 38,


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  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. 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. In addition to those already mentioned, 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 : 2075   Edition : 38,


►  Contraindication : inflammatory bowel disease,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2074   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Required for biosynthesis of heme and heme-containing protiens, including hemoglobin and myoglobin.,
Ref :-   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 596   Edition : 12,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- Red Meat with same compound,

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • Nutritional Supplement --- (Gopalan, C., Rama Sastri, B., & Balasubramanian, S. (1971). Nutritive value of Indian foods. Hyderabad, India: National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research. )

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    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