An iron deficiency treatment should:1,2
- contain the right amount of element iron
- be easy to take to support patient compliance
- be a slow release formula to protect against GI side effects
- be continued for 3-6 months to replenish iron stores
Oral iron therapy is an effective first line therapy for most people with iron deficiency.2
ferrograd® (dried ferrous sulfate 325 milligrams, equivalent to 105 milligrams elemental iron) ferrograd® C (dried ferrous sulfate 325 milligrams, equivalent to 105 milligrams elemental iron and vitamin C 500 milligrams). Pharmacy Only Medicine. Indications: For the prevention and treatment of tiredness and fatigue associated with iron deficiency. Contraindications: Hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis, intestinal diverticula or obstruction, repeated blood transfusions and concomitant parenteral Fe. Precautions: Establish nature and cause of anaemia. Children. Adverse Effects: GI upset, black stools. Dosage & Administration: One tablet daily as directed by physician. Tablets should be swallowed whole. Iron supplements should not be taken for more than 12 months without consulting a healthcare professional. ferrograd® is a fully funded medicine. ferrograd® C is an unfunded medicine. Your patient will need to pay for this medicine. ferrograd® is a registered trademark of BGP Products S.a.r.l, Mylan NZ Ltd., Auckland. TAPS DA1927DA-194.