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Ferrous Chloride

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Name

Iron(II) Chloride (1:2)

Foreign Names

  • Ferrum chloratum (Latin)
  • Eisen(II)chlorid (German)
  • Chlorure ferreux (French)
  • Ferroso cloruro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ferrosi chloridum (IS)
  • Iron (II) Chloride (IS)
  • Iron dichloride (IS)
  • Natural lawrencite (IS)
  • UNII-S3Y25PHP1W (IS)
  • Ferrochlorid (IS)

Brand Names

  • Fer UCB
    Pierre Fabre, Tunisia
  • Hemofer
    Medana, Lithuania; Medana Pharma, Vietnam


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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