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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.01.01.01  Expand sub section  Oral iron
Ferrous Sulphate
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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. 

 
Sodium Feredetate (Sytron)
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In patients who require a liquid preparation 

 
   
Ferrous Fumarate
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note 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. 

 

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. 

 
   
09.01.01.01  Expand sub section  Iron and folic acid
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