(Various iron salts available, ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, sodium feredetate)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Modified-Release Tablets, Modified=Release Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral suspension, oral syrup, oral solution
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Use liquid formulations. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, sodium feredetate
Usual formulation brand names
Various iron salts available
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Yes - MR capsules, tablets
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
140mg/5mL (ferrous fumarate), 125mg/mL (ferrous sulfate), 190mg/5mL (sodium feredetate)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Sugar free available. Check individual product information.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer ferrous fumarate via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.