ferrous fumarate


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ferrous

 [fer´us]
containing iron in its plus-two oxidation state, Fe(II) (sometimes designated Fe2+).
ferrous fumarate an oral iron preparation used in the treatment of iron deficiency.
ferrous gluconate a hematinic that is less irritating to the gastrointestinal tract than other hematinics, and generally used as a substitute when ferrous sulfate cannot be tolerated.
ferrous sulfate the most widely used hematinic for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. It is believed to be less irritating than equivalent amounts of ferric salts and is more effective.

All iron preparations should be administered after meals, never on an empty stomach. The patient should be warned that the drugs cause stools to turn dark green or black. Overdosage may cause severe systemic reactions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ferrous fumarate

An iron salt used to treat iron-deficiency anaemia. Brand names are Fersamal and Galfer. The drug is also formulated in conjunction with folic acid under the brand names Galfer F.A. and Pregaday.
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Rapid recovery time of hemoglobin level in female regular blood donors with ferrous fumarate and high dose of ascorbic acid supplement.
The reference materials such as ferrous fumarate and gluconate were measured as powder.
There was no statistically significant difference (p>0.05) between mahewu made from bitter cassava and sweet cassava, although microbial counts seemed to be higher in mahewu fortified at the beginning of fermentation with either ferrous sulfate or ferrous fumarate, (Table 2).
Each group was administered with three different iron supplements carbonyl iron, ferrous sulphate and ferrous fumarate for a period of 60 days.
Interestingly, on a day when ferrous fumarate was administered, increased concentrations of hepcidin and TS were attributable to a more pronounced increase of these parameters between 0800 and 1100, whereas after 1100 changes in both hepcidin and TS were similar for both the iron-deficient and iron groups.
In this study, the iron bioavailability of three commercial multivitamin/multiminerals (containing ferrous fumarate as its iron source) was compared to that of an iron supplement also in the form of ferrous fumarate.
Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched the generic equivalent of Lomedia 24 Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 1mg/20mcg and ferrous fumarate tablets, 75mg), it was announced on Monday.
Hence the main aim of this study is to compare effectiveness of intravenous iron sucrose versus oral ferrous fumarate in anaemic patients.
For example, early this month Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals as well as specialized branded products, launched Generess Fe (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol chewable tablets and ferrous fumarate chewable tablets), 0.8 mg/25 mcg, which is a new low-dose oral contraceptive option that is said to be effective at preventing pregnancy and proven to provide users with short, lighter, predictable periods.
Global Calcium's highly soluble and low taste impact minerals; Pleuran's immuno-modifier Imunoglukan P4H[TM]; Davos Life Science's Tocotrienols; Supreem Pharma's Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Powders; Tournay Biotechnologies' Cranberry, Pomegranate & Fruit Extracts; Vitatene's Natural Betanat[R], Lyconat[R] and Lutenat[R]; Piramal Healthcare's Vitamins A & D2 (Ergocalciferol); Fermenta Biotech's Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) oils/resins; IOI's Omega 3/DHA AMT's amino acid and ChelaMax chelates; Steam treated Psyllium; Cosmocel's Phosphates; Algry's Choline Salts; Dabeer's EDTA's and Chelating Agents; PolyDrug's Ferrous Fumarate, including Low Lead; Sachtleben's Titanium Dioxide; Crown's Ferrous Sulfate; Macco's Inorganic Salts; Faci's Stearates.
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER Ferrous salt preparations (ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, and ferrous fumarate) are equally tolerable.
Pharmaceutical products company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) reported on Friday the availability of the generic equivalent of Lomedia 24Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 1 mg/20 mcg and ferrous fumarate tablets, 75 mg) under its line of women's health products.