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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 2, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Iron products are preparations of iron taken either by mouth or given by injection, to correct iron deficiency in humans. Iron is an essential element. It is a component of hemoglobin (in the red blood cells) and many enzymes in the body. Iron is necessary for transfer of oxygen in the body. Iron deficiency leads to anemia, a reduction in oxygen carrying pigment hemoglobin in the blood. Iron products include ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, and others.

List of medications using Iron

Further information

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