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Iron Sorbitex



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Name

A sterile, colloidal solution of a complex of trivalent iron, sorbitol, and citric acid, stabilized with dextrin and sorbitol (USAN)

Foreign Name

  • Eisen(III)-sorbitex (German)

Generic Names

  • Iron Sorbitex (OS: USAN)
  • Astra 1572 (IS)
  • Eisen(III)-sorbit (IS)
  • Eisen(III)-sorbit-Zitronens√§ure-Komplex (IS)
  • Iron sorbitol (IS)
  • Iron Sorbitol Injection (PH: BP 1999)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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