Ferrous Fumarate

(rINN)
Ferrous Fumarate Chemical formula

💊 Chemical information

Demir Fumarat; Ferrofumaraatti; Ferrofumarat; Ferrosi fumaras; Ferroso, fumarato; Fumaran železnatý; Fumarate ferreux; Geležies(II) fumaratas; Vas(II)-fumarát.
Chemical formula: C4H2FeO4 = 169.9.
CAS — 141-01-5.
ATC — B03AA02.
ATC Vet — QB03AA02; QB03AD02.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin., Eur., Int., US, and Viet.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Ferrous Fumarate). A fine, reddish-orange or reddish-brown powder. Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in alcohol. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

USP 31

(Ferrous Fumarate). A reddish-orange to red-brown, odourless powder, which may contain soft lumps that produce a yellow streak when crushed. Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in alcohol. Its solubility in dilute hydrochloric acid is limited by the separation of fumaric acid.

💊 Profile

Ferrous fumarate is used as a source of iron for iron-deficiency anaemia. It is given orally in usual doses of up to 600 mg daily (equivalent to about 200 mg of iron daily); doses of up to 1.2 g daily (equivalent to about 400 mg of iron daily) may be used if necessary.

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Ferrous Fumarate and Folic Acid Tablets; Ferrous Fumarate Capsules; Ferrous Fumarate Oral Suspension; Ferrous Fumarate Tablets; USP 31: Ferrous Fumarate and Docusate Sodium Extended-release Tablets; Ferrous Fumarate Tablets.

Proprietary Preparations

Austria: Ferretab; Ferrobet; Braz.: Ferroklinge†; Canad.: Neo-Fer; Palafer; Cz.: Ferronat; Fr.: Fumafer; Ger.: Ferrokapsul†; Ferrum Hausmann; Rulofer N; Hung.: Feroglobin-B12; Indon.: Fercee; Irl.: Galfer; Malaysia: Firon†; Mex.: Biofuroso; Croferron; Fernadin; Ferro-Terapina; Ferval; Fumavit; Gestaferron; Medifer; Norw.: Nycoplus Neo-Fer; Singapore: Iron Beacons; Swed.: Erco-Fer; Switz.: Ferrum Hausmann; Lufer; Thai.: F-Tab; Femarate; Ferdek; Fermasian; Fermate; UK: Fersaday; Fersamal; Galfer; USA: Femiron; Feostat†; Ferretts; Ferro-Dok; Hemaspan†; Hemocyte; Nephro-Fer; Vitron-C; Venez.: Ferol; Ferroce; Fumafer†. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Anemidox-Ferrum; Anemidox-Solutab; Autrinic Compuesto†; Ferretab Compuesto; Ferrocebrina; Hematon†; Hierro Folico; Austral.: Bio Iron; Extralife PMS-Care; Medinat PMT-Eze†; Austria: Ferretab Comp; Belg.: Gestiferrol; Braz.: Betozone; Iloban; Rubralong†; Canad.: Appedrine†; Fortiplex†; Neo-Fer CF; Palafer CF; Chile: Cronoferril†; Ferranim; Ferro Vitaminico; Folifer; Microfemin†; Orlon; Cz.: Ferretab Compositum; Fin.: Matrifolin; Ger.: Ferrodix†; Hong Kong: Fortifer; India: Anemidox; Autrin; Elferri-Z; Fervit†; Globac-Z; Hemsi; Hepasules; Hepatoglobine; Livogen Captab; Livogen-Z; Livogen†; Siderfol; Softeron; Softeron-Z; Indon.: Calmin-AF; Dasabion; Emineton; Hemarate CE; Hemobion; Natabion; Nichobion; Odiron-C; Prenamia; Prenatin-DF; Rejuvan; Vitachol; Vitalex; Vitamam 2; Vitamam 3; Vitonal-F; Irl.: Ferrocap F†; Galfer FA; Givitol; Israel: Folex; Foric; Malaysia: Ferrovit; Odiron-C†; Mex.: Autrin†; Dialeli AF; Ferlor AF†; Ferro Grin; Ferrotemp; Fumarol; Yemifer-HE; Philipp.: Anemicon Plus; Anixon; Appebon with Iron; Beniforte; Essenfer; Fergesol; Ferosal; Ferroplex; Foramefer; Fortifer; Fortifer FA; Fumiron + B; Globifer; Harvifer; Hemarate; Hemobion; Iroplex; Macrobee with Iron; Molvite-OB; Multispec-E; Mulvitron; Nakaron; Trev-Iron; TriHEMIC; Trust Pill; Zoiron; Rus.: Ferretab Comp (Ферретаб Комп); S.Afr.: Autrin; Pregamal; Singapore: Iron Melts; Odiron-C; Wanse; Spain: Foliferron; Switz.: Duofer; Duofer Fol; Thai.: Adnemic F†; Adnemic†; Biocalron; FB Fer; FBC; FBC Plus; FBIC†; Fer-200; Ferli-6; Ferosix; Ferplus-B; Ferropro; Hemarate; Hemolax; Intricon; Obimin-AZ; Polycolvit; Polyvit; Trinsicon†; Turk.: Vi-Fer; UK: Galfer FA; Meterfolic; Pregaday; USA: ABC to Z; Anemagen OB†; Anemagen†; Berocca Plus; Caltrate + Iron & Vitamin D; Certagen; CeviFer†; Chromagen; Chromagen FA; Chromagen Forte; Contrin; Estrostep Fe; Femcon Fe; Ferotrinsic; Ferrogels Forte; Fetrin; Formula B Plus; Fumatinic; Geriot; Gevral T; Hem Fe; Hematinic; Hematinic Plus; Hemocyte Plus; Hemocyte-F; Junel Fe; Livitrinsic-f; Loestrin Fe; Nephro-Fer Rx†; Parvlex; Pronemia Hematinic; Repliva; Tandem; Thera Hematinic; Theragenerix-H; Tilia Fe; Tolfrinic; Tri-Legest; TriHEMIC; Trinsicon; Vitafol; Yelets; Zodeac; Venez.: Cobalfer; Fefol; Fercor†; Ferroliver; Ferronorm; Folifer B-12; Hepafol con B-12.
Published December 13, 2018.