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Medications for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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

About Iron Deficiency 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ferrous sulfate N N 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Brand names:  Feosol Original, Slow Fe, FeroSul, Fer-In-Sol, Slow Release Iron, Ferrousal, Fe Caps, Fer-Gen-Sol, Fer-Iron, Feratab, Ferra T.D. Caps, Ferro-Bob, Lydia E. Pinkham, MyKidz Iron 10 …show all

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Feosol Original N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feraheme C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: ferumoxytol systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Venofer B N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: iron sucrose systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

ferrous gluconate N N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Brand names:  Fergon, Ferate

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Slow Fe N N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

FeroSul N N Add review
10

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fer-In-Sol N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ferrous fumarate N N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ferrous fumarate systemic

Brand names:  Hemocyte, Ferrocite, Ircon

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Niferex N N 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ferrex-150 N N Add review Rate

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

iron polysaccharide N N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

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

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

Fergon N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ferumoxytol C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: ferumoxytol systemic

Brand name:  Feraheme

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Slow Release Iron N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dexferrum C N Add review Rate

Generic name: iron dextran systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ferrousal N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Proferrin-ES N N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: heme iron polypeptide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ezfe N N Add review Rate

Generic name: iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

iron sucrose B N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: iron sucrose systemic

Brand name:  Venofer

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Tandem C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ferrous fumarate / iron polysaccharide systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fe Caps N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fer-Gen-Sol N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fer-Iron N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feratab N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Pregnancy
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 Schedule
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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