Dosage: Once daily is the first choice . This is usually provides appropriate absoprtion of iron, taking more frequently may increase side effects with little or no added benefit.
In patients who require a liquid preparation
Note that Ferrous sulfate is the preferred formulary choice.
Please discuss with pharmacy before prescribing ferrous fumarate.
This should only occur as an exception when ferrous sulfate or sodium feredetate has not been tolerated.
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