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Iron Dextran

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

In the US, Iron Dextran (iron dextran systemic) is a member of the drug class iron products and is used to treat Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure and Iron Deficiency Anemia.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Name

Complex of ferric hydroxide wit dextran (The Merck Index)

Foreign Name

  • Eisen(III)-hydroxid-Dextran-Komplex (German)

Generic Names

  • Dextran Iron Complex (IS)
  • Iron Dextran Complex (IS)
  • UNII-95HR524N2M (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alfafer (veterinary use)
    Alfasan, Netherlands
  • Alfafer + Vit. B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Alfasan, Netherlands
  • Amos Ferrum + Vit. B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Kommer, Netherlands
  • Anaemex (veterinary use)
    Ark Animal Care, Ireland; CZ Veterinaria, Netherlands
  • Anchordex (veterinary use)
    Ceva AH, South Africa
  • Belfer (veterinary use)
    Ufamed, Switzerland
  • Cofafer (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • CosmoFer
    2care4, Norway; Demo, Greece; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Orifarm, Netherlands; Pharmaceutical, Venezuela; Pharmacosmos, China; Pharmacosmos, Denmark; Pharmacosmos, Estonia; Pharmacosmos, Ireland; Pharmacosmos, Lithuania; Pharmacosmos, Latvia; Pharmacosmos, Netherlands; Pharmacosmos, Norway; Pharmacosmos, Poland; Pharmacosmos, Thailand; Pharmacosmos UK, United Kingdom; Pharmaplan, South Africa; Pratapa Nirmala/Fahrenheit, Indonesia; UCB, China
  • Cosmofer
    Assos, Turkey; Nebo, Bangladesh; Orifarm, Norway; Pharmacosmos, Bulgaria; Pharmacosmos, Sweden
  • Desman
    Ying Yuan, Taiwan
  • DexFerrum
    American Regent, United States
  • Dexiron (veterinary use)
    Virbac, South Africa
  • Dextran (veterinary use)
    Feramed, Netherlands
  • Dextran Plus (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Feramed, Netherlands
  • Dextrofer (veterinary use)
    Qalian, France
  • Driken
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Eisen (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany
  • Endofer (veterinary use)
    Fatro, Israel; Fatro, Italy; Fatro, Poland
  • Fer Dextran B12 Franvet (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Qalian, France
  • Fercayl
    Sterop, Belgium
  • Ferdelta B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Feron 20 + B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Ferraject (veterinary use)
    Eurovet Animal Health, Belgium; Eurovet Animal Health, Israel
  • Ferran (veterinary use)
    Przedsiebiorstwo Wielobranzowe Vet-Agro, Poland
  • Ferrextran (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Ferri
    Emcure, India
  • Ferridex (veterinary use)
    Stricker, Switzerland
  • Ferrifer forte (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Feed Farm, Netherlands
  • Ferriphor (veterinary use)
    aniMedica, Germany; Klat, Germany; Ogris-Pharma, Austria
  • Ferriphor 10% (veterinary use)
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Ferriphor 20% (veterinary use)
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Ferrisat
    HAC Pharma, France
  • Ferro 2000 (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • Ferrojex (veterinary use)
    Bayer AH, South Africa
  • Ferrolin (veterinary use)
    Kepro, Netherlands
  • Ferrosol (veterinary use)
    Floris Veterinaire Produkten, Netherlands
  • Ferrum Lek
    Lek, Estonia; Lek, Georgia
  • Hi-Dex
    Hormona, Mexico
  • Hippiron (veterinary use)
    Ausrichter, New Zealand
  • Hirdex-tec
    Tecnofarma, Mexico
  • Impodex (veterinary use)
    Aesculaap, Netherlands; Dopharma Veterinaire Farmaca, Netherlands
  • Imposil (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, United States
  • InFeD
    Actavis, United States
  • Iron Dextran Bayer (veterinary use)
    Bayer Animal Health, United States
  • Iron hydrogenated Dextran Sparhawk (veterinary use)
    Sparhawk, United States
  • Iron Medicus
    Medicus, Greece
  • Ironate
    Help, Greece
  • Ironject (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Dopharma Veterinaire Farmaca, Netherlands
  • MS Super Forte + Vit. B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Schippers, Netherlands
  • Multiferrum
    Medicus, Greece; Meditrina, Greece
  • Nonemic (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United States
  • Prevan (veterinary use)
    Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Prevan 200 + B12 (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Purina (veterinary use)
    Virbac AH, United States
  • PVL Iron Dextran (veterinary use)
    Huvepharma, United States
  • Ridan (veterinary use)
    Kombivet, Netherlands
  • Rubrafer (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Rubrafer S (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Suidestran (Iron Dextran and Cyanocobalamin (veterinary use))
    Ceva, Italy; Ceva Vetem, Poland
  • Uniferon (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Biové, France; Pharmacosmos, Belgium; Pharmacosmos, Ireland; Pharmacosmos, Netherlands; Pharmacosmos, Norway; Pharmacosmos, United States; Salfarm, Sweden; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; Virbac, Germany
  • Uniferon 20% (veterinary use)
    Pharmacosmos UK, United Kingdom
  • Ursoferran (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Sweden; Schippers, Netherlands; Serumwerk Bernburg, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Vanafer (veterinary use)
    Vana, Austria
  • Veparfer 20% (veterinary use)
    Veyx, Germany
  • Vetofer (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany
  • Yectafer
    AstraZeneca, Argentina


ISInofficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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