Ferrous Gluconate

Indications
Oral
Iron-deficiency anaemia
Adult: Expressed in terms of elemental iron. Treatment: 60 mg bid up to 60 mg 4 times daily. Prevention: 60 mg daily.
Child: Expressed in terms of elemental iron. Treatment: Severe: 4-6 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses; Mild to moderate: 3 mg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses. Prevention: 1-2 mgkg/day.
Contraindications
Haemochromatosis, haemolytic anemia.
Warnings / Precautions
Avoid in patients with peptic ulcer, enteritis, or ulcerative colitis and those who receive frequent blood transfusions. Not to be used in premature infants until the vitamin E stores (deficient at birth) are replenished. Avoid prolonged treatment (>6 mth) except in patients with continuous menorrhagia or bleeding.
Adverse Reactions
GI symptoms e.g. stomach cramping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dark stools, heartburn, diarrhea, teeth staining, urine discoloration.
Overdose Reactions
Overdose may lead to severe iron toxicity, espcially in children.
Drug Interactions
Concurrent admin with antacids/H2 antagonists may reduce absorption of iron. Chloramphenicol may delay response to iron. Iron may reduce the absorption of levodopa, methyldopa and penicillamine when given together. Absorption may be reduced when used with quinolones or tetracyclines. Concurrent admin with vitamin C may increase iron absorption.
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Lab Interactions
May cause false-positive for blood in stool by the guaiac test.
Food Interactions
Cereals, dietary fiber, tea, coffee, eggs and milk may reduce iron absorption.
Mechanism of Actions
Ferrous gluconate is used in the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia. It replaces iron found in haemoglobin, myoglobin and enzymes. It also allows transportation of oxygen via haemoglobin.
Onset: Haematologic response: Oral: 3-10 days.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach. (Best taken on an empty stomach. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.)
ATC Classification
B03AA03 - ferrous gluconate ; Belongs to the class of oral iron bivalent preparations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Available As
  • Ferrous Gluconate 0.175 gm
  • Ferrous Gluconate 0.4 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 10 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 100 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 125 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 129.5 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 150 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 16 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 17 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 17.14 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 173 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 2 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 200 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 23 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 25 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 250 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 259 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 26 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 3 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 3.75 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 30 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate IP 300 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 300 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 325 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 350 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 375 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 40 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 400 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 5 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 50 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate IP 50 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 57 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 6.5 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 60 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 600 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 66 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 67 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 7.76 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 75 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 86.3 mg
  • Ferrous Gluconate 9 mg
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    Ferrous Gluconate Containing Brands

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    Brand Name Manufacturer Unit/Price Package unit/Price Constituents/Unit
    Syrup Amipro (200 ml) Medizone 5 ml
    ₹ 1.58
    200 ml
    ₹ 63.00
  • More Information Vit B6 1.5 mg
  • More Information Niacinamide 45 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 100 mg
  • More Information Calcium Gluconate 100 mg
  • More Information Protein Hydrolysate 1.0 gm
  • More Information Vit B2 5.0 mg
  • More Information Vit B12 5.0 mcg
  • More Information Zinc Sulphate 8.0 mg
  • More Information Vit B1 5.0 mg
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    Syrup Amiferon Plus (200 ml) MCW Healthcare (P) Ltd. 5 ml
    ₹ 1.29
    200 ml
    ₹ 51.48
  • More Information Vit B1 2 mg
  • More Information Vit B2 2.5 mg
  • More Information Vit B6 1.5 mg
  • More Information Zinc Sulphate 7.5 mg
  • More Information Niacinamide 25 mg
  • More Information D-Panthenol 3 mg
  • More Information Vit B12 0.5 mcg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 200 mg
  • More Information Caseine Hydrolysate 1 gm
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    Syrup Anitone (200 ml) Anrose Pharma 5 ml
    ₹ 1.46
    200 ml
    ₹ 58.50
  • More Information Vit B6 1.5 mg
  • More Information Vit D3 200 iu
  • More Information Calcium Gluconate 100 mg
  • More Information Vit B12 2.55 mcg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 50 mg
  • More Information Calcium Lactate 150 mg
  • More Information L- Lysine Monohydrochloride 100 mg
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    Syrup Azoxyl (200 ml) Suave Pharmaceuticals 5 ml
    ₹ 1.75
    200 ml
    ₹ 70.00
  • More Information Vit B12 1 mcg
  • More Information Zinc 3 mg
  • More Information Pyridoxine 1.5 mg
  • More Information Vit A 2500 iu
  • More Information Vit D3 200 iu
  • More Information Niacinamide 20 mg
  • More Information D-Panthenol 5 mg
  • More Information Thiamine 1.5 mg
  • More Information Vit E 10 iu
  • More Information Iodine 150 mcg
  • More Information Molybdenum 25 mcg
  • More Information Ascorbic Acid 25 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 5 mg
  • More Information Chromium Chloride 25 mcg
  • More Information Manganese Chloride 2.5 mg
  • More Information Riboflavin 1.7 mg
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    Syrup Bioferum Forte (200 ml) Bio-Drug Laboratories Pvt Ltd 5 ml
    ₹ 1.18
    200 ml
    ₹ 47.00
  • More Information Vit B12 5 mcg
  • More Information Folic Acid (Vit B9) 0.5 mg
  • More Information Vit B6 1 mg
  • More Information Copper Sulphate 1 mg
  • More Information Manganese 1 mg
  • More Information Sorbitol 1.5 gm
  • More Information Zinc Sulphate 50 mg
  • More Information Lysine 25 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 400 mg
  • More Information Casein 1 gm
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    Syrup Bestonic (200 ml) Esquire Drug House 5 ml
    ₹ 1.25
    200 ml
    ₹ 50.00
  • More Information Folic Acid (Vit B9) 1.5 mg
  • More Information Vit B6 3 mg
  • More Information Vit B12 15 mcg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 60 mg
  • More Information Protein Hydrolysate 1.5 mg
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    Syrup Hemcar (200 ml) Trio Remedies Pvt.Ltd 1 ml
    ₹ 0.33
    200 ml
    ₹ 65.00
  • More Information Pyridoxine 1.5 mg
  • More Information Thiamine 5 mg
  • More Information Vit B12 15 mcg
  • More Information Riboflavin 5 mg
  • More Information Niacinamide 45 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 300 mg
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    Syrup Hemiphos (225 ml) Wyeth Ltd. 15 ml
    ₹ 0.97
    225 ml
    ₹ 14.60
  • More Information Vit B12 5 mcg
  • More Information Vit B2 2.5 mg
  • More Information Vit B6 1 mg
  • More Information D-Panthenol 2.5 mg
  • More Information Alcohol 1.58 ml
  • More Information Vit B1 4 mg
  • More Information Nicotinamide 23 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 23 mg
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    Syrup Limovita (100 ml) Sunways India Pvt. Ltd. 10 ml
    ₹ 0.74
    100 ml
    ₹ 7.40
  • More Information Vit B6 1.25 mg
  • More Information Manganese 20 mg
  • More Information Calcium Hypophosphate 100 mg
  • More Information Niacinamide 16 mg
  • More Information Vit B1 16 mg
  • More Information Vit A 3250 iu
  • More Information Riboflavin 3.25 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 16 mg
  • More Information Tocopheryl Acetate 2 mg
  • More Information Vit D2 1000 iu
  • More Information Calcium Glycerophosphate 100 mg
  • More Information Panthenol 12.5 mg
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    Syrup Manadol (250 ml) Wyeth Ltd. 15 ml
    ₹ 0.95
    250 ml
    ₹ 15.85
  • More Information Vit A 5000 iu
  • More Information Riboflavin 5 mg
  • More Information Cholecalciferol 400 iu
  • More Information Nicotinamide 40 mg
  • More Information Thiamine 4.5 mg
  • More Information Ferrous Gluconate 75 mg
  • More Information Calcium Glycerophosphate 0.45 gm
  • More Information Glutamic Acid 0.15 gm
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