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Ferrous Lactate

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Names

Ferrous 2-hydroxypropanoate (IUPAC)

Ferrous lactate trihydrate

Iron, bis(lactato)-, trihydrate

Lactic acid, iron(2+) salt (2:1), trihydrate

Foreign Names

  • Ferrum lacticum (Latin)
  • Eisen(II)-(RS)-dilactat-3-Wasser (German)
  • Hierro(II), lactato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • E 585 (IS)
  • Iron dilactate (IS)
  • Iron Lactate (IS)

Brand Names

  • Cromatonbic Ferro
    Laboratorios Menarini, Spain
  • Ferro Drops
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Ferromene
    Menarini, Costa Rica; Menarini, Dominican Republic; Menarini, Guatemala; Menarini, Honduras; Menarini, Nicaragua; Menarini, Panama; Menarini, El Salvador


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym

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