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Ferrous Succinate



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

Butanedioic acid, iron(²+) salt

Foreign Names

  • Ferrum succinicum (Latin)
  • Eisen(II)-succinat (German)

Generic Names

  • Ferrosuccinate (IS)
  • Ferrous succinate (PH: BP 1993)

Brand Names

  • Ferplex
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey; Ital Farmaco Spa, Lebanon; Italfarmaco, Romania
  • Ferplex-Fol (Ferrous Succinate and Calcium Folinate)
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Ferrlecit
    Sanofi-Aventis, Germany
  • Fervit
    Italfarmaco, Portugal
  • Fetrival
    Almirall, Portugal
  • Fisiofer
    ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Fisiofer Fol
    ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Legofer
    Alkaloid, Bulgaria; Alkaloid, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alkaloid, Serbia; Elpen, Greece; Italfarmaco, Portugal; ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Legofolin (Ferrous Succinate and Calcium Folinate)
    ITF, Greece


BPBritish Pharmacopoeia
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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