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Ferrous Gluconate Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Initial: 325 mg orally once a day.

Maintenance: 325 mg orally 3 times a day. Resolution of iron deficiency anemia may require ferrous gluconate supplementation for several weeks or months, depending on the duration and severity of the anemia.

Usual Adult Dose for Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure

Initial: 325 mg orally once a day.

Maintenance: 325 mg orally 3 times a day.
In patients with chronic renal failure, iron status should be evaluated if epoetin alfa therapy is initiated.

A transferrin saturation of less than 20%, or a serum ferritin level of less than 100 mcg/L suggests inadequate iron stores and a need for iron replacement therapy.

Continued iron replacement therapy is needed in most patients receiving epoetin alfa treatment.

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation

325 mg orally once a day.

The CDC has defined anemia during pregnancy as a hemoglobin concentration less than 100 g/L during the first and third trimesters and less than 105 g/L during the second trimester or a hematocrit value of less than 32%.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 30 mg orally during pregnancy and 15 mg orally during lactation.

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

325 mg orally once a day.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 10 mg for adult males, 15 mg for adult, premenopausal women, and 10 mg for postmenopausal women.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Premature neonates:
2 to 4 mg elemental iron/kg/day divided every 12 to 24 hours (maximum daily dose = 15 mg).

Infants and children <12 years:
Prophylaxis: 1 to 2 mg elemental iron/kg/day (maximum 15 mg) in 1 to 2 divided doses.

Mild to moderate iron deficiency anemia:
3 mg elemental iron/kg/day in 1 to 2 divided doses.

Severe iron deficiency anemia:
4 to 6 mg elemental iron/kg/day in 3 divided doses.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustments recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustments recommended

Dialysis

Iron supplementation is routinely provided to peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients for prevention or treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure.

Other Comments

Iron supplements are generally better absorbed on an empty stomach, however, if gastric intolerance occurs, iron may be taken with food.

Liquid formulations of iron may stain teeth and should therefore be administered with a straw.

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a physician or poison control center immediately.

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