The form of iron used in this product means that it is less likely to cause stomach upsets than other iron-containing medicines, and will not discolor teeth. It is taken by:
- People with iron deficiency anaemia (especially children)
- Pregnant women when other forms of oral iron may not be well tolerated
- People who have become anaemic as a result of having rheumatoid arthritis
The liquid is to be taken by mouth. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Treatment of Anaemia:
Adults and Elderly (over 65 years)
1 or 2 x 5 ml spoonfuls 3 times a day
Depends on weight – 3 to 6 mg/kg (max 200 mg) of elemental iron as given by your healthcare professional in 2-3 divided doses
Prevention of Anaemia:
Babies of low-birth weight who are solely breast-fed
5 mg of elemental iron (0.9 ml given in a 1ml syringe) daily as given by your healthcare professional.
A higher dose – depending on weight – up to 2 mg/kg of elemental iron daily as given by your healthcare professional may be required for exclusively breast-fed babies.
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