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Carbonyl Iron Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 6, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 50 mg; 15 mg/1.25 mL; 45 mg; 25 mg; 15 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia

50 mg orally three times a day.

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

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Other Comments

Carbonyl iron may cause darkening of urine and stools. Avoid administering iron products within 2 hours of tetracyclines or fluoroquinolones. Do not administer with milk or antacids.

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.

Further information

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