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Ferric Ammonium Citrate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Names

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammoniumiron(3+) salt

Citric acid, ammonium iron(3+) salt

Compounds of NH₃, iron, and citric acid of undetermined structure

Foreign Names

  • Ferricum Citricum Ammoniatum (Latin)
  • Ammoniumeisen(III)citrat - Komplex (German)
  • Citrate de fer(III) et d'ammonium (French)
  • Citrato amónico férrico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ferric Ammonium Citrate (OS: JAN)
  • Ammonii ferri citras (IS)
  • Ammonium Ferric Citrate (IS)
  • Ammonium ferrum citricum (IS)
  • Ammonium iron(3+) citrate (IS)
  • Ammonium iron(III) citrate (IS)
  • Citrato de amonio y hierro (IS: III)
  • Ferri et Ammonii citras (IS)
  • Ferric citras ammoniatum (IS)
  • Iron and Ammonium Citrate (IS)
  • Iron(III) ammonium citrate (IS)
  • Ferric Ammonium Citrate (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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