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Uniferon 100

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Uniferon 100

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Company: Pharmacosmos

Iron Dextran Complex Injection, 100 mg/mL

Iron Hydrogenated Dextran

NADA 106-772, Approved by FDA

For Animal Use Only


For Intramuscular Use Only

Uniferon® 100 is a sterile solution containing ferric hydroxide in complex with a low molecular weight dextran fraction equivalent to 100 mg elemental iron per mL with 0.5% phenol as a preservative.

Injectable Uniferon® 100 is easy and economical to use. Injection into the ham is rapid, safe, effective, quickly absorbed by the blood and goes to work immediately. With injectable Uniferon® 100, the right dosage can be given to every animal with assurance that it will be utilized.

Treatment of baby pigs with Uniferon® 100 prevents anemia and reduces losses due to iron deficiency. Adequate iron is necessary for normal, healthy, vigorous growth.

Uniferon 100 Indications

Uniferon® 100 is intended for the prevention or treatment of iron deficiency anemia in baby pigs. Iron deficiency anemia occurs commonly in the suckling pig, often within the first few days following birth. As body size and blood volume increase rapidly from the first few days following birth, hemoglobin levels in the blood fall due to diminishing iron reserves which cannot be replaced adequately from iron in the sow’s milk. This natural deficiency lowers the resistance of the pig and scours, pneumonia or other infections may develop and lead to death of the animal. Pigs not hampered by iron deficiency anemia are more likely to experience normal growth and to maintain their normal level of resistance to disease.


Intramuscular Injection.


1 mL (100 mg iron) at 2 - 4 days of age.


1 mL (100 mg iron). May be repeated in approximately 10 days.

Directions For Use

Use product within 60 days of the first puncture. Do not puncture the stopper more than 20 times.

Disinfect rubber stopper of vial as well as site of injection. Use small needle (20 gauge 5/8 inch) that has been sterilized (boiled in water for 20 minutes). Injection should be intramuscular into the back of the ham.

Uniferon® 100 cannot be considered a substitute for sound animal husbandry. If disease is present in the litter CONSULT A VETERINARIAN.

Side Effects

Occasionally, pigs may show a reaction to injectable iron, clinically characterized by prostration with muscular weakness. In extreme cases, death may result.

Notice: Organic iron preparation injected intramuscularly into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of muscle tissue.

Store at controlled room temperature 59° - 86°F (15° - 30°C).

Not a USP formulation.

Uniferon® is a Trademark of Pharmacosmos A/S.

Manufactured for: Pharmacosmos, Inc., 776 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069

Mfd. in U.S.A.

Net Contents:



100 mL


Rev. 04-2015

CPN: 1552000.1

Telephone:   908-769-7045
Fax:   908-769-7046
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