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Medications for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Other names: Anemia, Iron Deficiency; Hypochromic anemia; Microcytic anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a decrease in the red cells of the blood caused by too little iron.

Drugs used to treat Iron Deficiency Anemia

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ferrous sulfate 4.8 34 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Brand names:  Feosol Original, Slow Fe, Slow Release Iron, Fer-In-Sol, Ferrousal, Fe Caps, Feratab …show all

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ferrous gluconate 9.3 3 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Brand names:  Fergon, Ferate

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feosol Original 1.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Slow Fe 5.6 7 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ferrous fumarate 7.0 4 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous fumarate systemic

Brand name:  Hemocyte

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feraheme 7.4 8 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ferumoxytol systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Venofer 5.6 20 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: iron sucrose systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Slow Release Iron Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fer-In-Sol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ferrousal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fe Caps Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feratab Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ferrex-150 Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Niferex 6.8 4 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vitron-C Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: ascorbic acid/carbonyl iron systemic

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Fergon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ferumoxytol 7.4 8 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ferumoxytol systemic

Brand name:  Feraheme

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Injectafer 8.0 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ferric carboxymaltose systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

iron polysaccharide 8.0 7 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Brand names:  Ferrex-150, Niferex, Ezfe, Poly Iron, Hematex, Myferon 150, NovaFerrum 50, NovaFerrum Pediatric, Nu-Iron 150, ProFe …show all

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

iron sucrose 5.1 24 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: iron sucrose systemic

Brand name:  Venofer

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

carbonyl iron 2.0 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: carbonyl iron systemic

Brand names:  Iron Chews, Feosol Natural Release, Icar, Wee Care …show all

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Hemocyte Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous fumarate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Infed Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: iron dextran systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Iron Chews Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: carbonyl iron systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

iron dextran Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: iron dextran systemic

Brand name:  Infed

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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