ferrous gluconate

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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 gluconate

An iron compound used in the treatment of iron deficiency ANAEMIA. A brand name of a formulation with FOLIC ACID and vitamin C is Ferfolic SV.
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However, according to a certificate analysis for the commercial ferrous gluconate, the ferric iron is included at about 2 wt.%.
The Mossbauer spectrum for ferrous gluconate is fitted as two sets of doublets, as shown in Figure 2(b).
The room temperature Moossbauer spectrum of a dietary supplement containing both ferrous fumarate and ferrous gluconate is presented in Figure 3.
The chemical form of iron, that is, ferrous gluconate or ferrous chloride, had an effect on the microwave absorption properties, but the effect was weak and the two systems responded similarly to the increase in iron concentration from 1 mg/100 g to 1.5 mg/100 g.
Samples of milk containing ferrous gluconate or ferrous chloride, both at a concentration of 2.00 mg/100 g, were gradually heated from room temperature to 45[degrees]C, 65[degrees]C, and 95[degrees]C.
In the presence of 0.5 g/mL concentration of ferrous gluconate, the corrosion rate value was 0.051 mm/yr after 28 days of exposure time compared to the absence of ferrous gluconate which gave 0.110 mm/yr after 28 days of exposure time.
Therefore, the adsorption of ferrous gluconate onto the surface of the aluminum alloy at all concentration studied prevents the breakdown of the film leading to higher corrosion resistance of the aluminum alloy.
The comparative results among the different iron supplements revealed that the commercial ferrous gluconate source (brand H) provided the most bioavailable iron followed by brand G.
Among the iron supplements, ferrous gluconate provided the most bioavailable iron, followed by ferrous sulfate.
In the IO group, the levels of (uric acid, allantoin and blood sugar) were significantly increased (p<0.000, p < 0.000, p < 0.000) after handling with ferrous gluconate, while the levels of them were significantly decreased (p<0.000, p<0.000, p=0.0031) and (p<0.000, p<0.000, p=0.004) after treatment with desferal and green tea respectively.
The results of heamoglobin level was significantly increased (p<0.000) after handling with ferrous gluconate for 1 month and it was significantly decreased (p=0.05) after 1 week treatment with desferal and green tea (p<0.05, p=0.007), while the results indicated that levels of hemoglobin after 2nd and 4t week of treatment with desferal and green tea were insignificantly differ (p>0.05) respectively.Tab.