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Ferrous Sulfate

In the US, Ferrous Sulfate (ferrous sulfate systemic) is a member of the drug class iron products and is used to treat Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency and Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation.

US matches:

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(2+) sulfate (1:1)

Foreign Names

  • Ferrosi sulfas (Latin)
  • Eisen(II)-sulfat (German)
  • Sulfate ferreux (French)
  • Sulfato ferroso (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Eisen(II)-sulfat, getrocknetes (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ferrosi sulfas (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Ferrosi sulfas desiccatus (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrous Sulfate (PH: USP 41)
  • Ferrous sulfate (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Ferrous sulfate, dried (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrous Sulfate, Dried (PH: BP 2018)
  • Sulfate ferreux desséché (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrous Sulfate Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Eisen(II)-sulfat-2-Wasser (IS)
  • Ferrum sulfuricum oxydulatum (IS)
  • Iron protosulfate (IS)
  • Iron vitriol (IS)
  • UNII-39R4TAN1VT (IS)
  • Eisen(II)sulfat-Heptahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrosi sulfas (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Ferrosi sulfas heptahydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrous sulfate (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ferrous Sulfate Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Sulfate ferreux heptahydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Eisen(II)-sulfat-1-Wasser (IS)
  • Eisen(II)-sulfat 1,5-Wasser (IS)
  • Ferrosum sulfuricum sesquihydricum (IS)
  • Ferrum sulfuricum sesquihydricum (IS)
  • Eisen(II)-sulfat-Sesquihydrat (PH: Ph. Helv. 11)
  • Ferrosi sulfas sesquihydricus (PH: Ph. Helv. 11)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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