IndicationIron-deficiency anemia, and various salts or complexes of iron are used as hematinics, including iron dextran, Iron , polysaccharide, i. sorbitex, and Iron sucrose. Hemochromatosis is an inherited disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Breastfeeding Warnings,Pregnancy
A serious condition characterized by low to absent iron stores, low hematocrit, and other blood abnormalities. A great loss of blood, such as may result from bleeding ulcers, hemorrhoids, or injury, is the most common cause of a deficiency of iron. Women who lose much blood in menstruation may have to supplement their diet with iron-rich food. Iron deficiency sometimes occurs in pregnancy as a result of increased demands on the mother's blood. It may also occur in infants, since milk contains little iron. Although babies are born with an extra supply of hemoglobin, by the age of 2 or 3 months they need iron-rich food to supplement milk.
CautionKeep this medication out of the reach of children. An accidental overdose of iron for a child can lead to death. Do not take this medication if you have too much iron builds, iron overload disorder, hemolytic anemia.
low molec.ular weight; administered intravenously or intramuscularly as a hematinic