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Iron Polysaccharide Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 27, 2021.

Applies to the following strengths: 50 mg; (as elemental iron) 150 mg; (as elemental iron) 100 mg/5 mL; 150 mg; (as elemental iron) 200 mg; (as elemental iron) 15 mg/mL; (as elemental iron) 50 mg; (as elemental iron) 60 mg; (as elemental iron) 180 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

50 mg elemental iron oral capsules: 1 capsule orally once a day


US Recommended Dietary Intake (RDA) for elemental iron:
Male, 18 years: 11 mg daily
Male, 19 years and older: 8 mg daily

Female, 18 years: 15 mg daily
Female, 19 to 50 years: 18 mg daily
Female, 51 years and older: 8 mg daily

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (all genders): 45 mg

Comments:
-Recommended dietary allowances for vegetarians are 1.8 times higher than for meat eaters, as iron from meat is more bioavailable than from plant-based foods.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

15 mg elemental iron/mL:
4 years and younger: 15 mg (1 mL) orally once a day

50 mg elemental iron oral capsules:
12 years and older: 1 capsule orally once a day


US Recommended Dietary Intake (RDA) for elemental iron:
0 to 6 months (adequate intake): 0.27 mg per day
7 to 12 months: 11 mg per day
1 to 3 years: 7 mg per day
4 to 8 years: 10 mg per day
9 to 13 years: 8 mg per day
14 to 18 years, male: 11 mg per day
14 to 18 years, female: 15 mg per day

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (all genders), up to 13 years: 40 mg
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (all genders), 14 years and older: 45 mg

Comments:
-Recommended dietary allowances for vegetarians are 1.8 times higher than for meat eaters, as iron from meat is more bioavailable than from plant-based foods.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

US Recommended Dietary Intake (RDA) for elemental iron:
14 to 50 years, pregnancy: 27 mg per day
14 to 18 years, lactation: 10 mg per day
19 to 50 years, lactation: 9 mg per day
Tolerable Upper Intake Level, 14 years and older, pregnancy or lactation: 45 mg

Precautions

US BOXED WARNING(S):
-Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6.
-Keep out of reach of children.
-In case of accidental overdose, contact a doctor or poison control center immediately.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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