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Ferrous salt
Essential medicine status
General description
Ferrous salts are iron compounds used to prevent and treat iron deficiency anaemia.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Iron deficiency anaemia
Therapeutic equivalent for
Wikipedia
Recommendations
Section
Antianaemia medicines
  • Oral > Liquid: 25 mg per mL iron (as sulfate)
  • Oral > Solid: 60 mg iron