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ATC codes: B03AA07 B03AA02
EMLc
Indication
Iron deficiency anaemia ICD11 code: 3A00.Z
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Liquid: 25 mg per mL iron (as sulfate)
Oral > Solid: 60 mg iron
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1982 (TRS 685)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee accepted the public health need for supplementation with iron and folic acid in children. Therefore, the Subcommittee agreed to endorse ferrous salt as an essential medicine for children. Appropriate formulations of ferrous salts need to be included to cover the needs of neonates to adolescents. They should have appropriate excipients for children.