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Iron Information

Iron Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Iron


Iron Related Warnings

Is the use of Iron safe for pregnant women?

Iron is safe to take during pregnancy.


Is the use of Iron safe during breastfeeding?

Iron does not have any harmful effects on breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Iron on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Iron on kidney are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.


What is the effect of Iron on the Liver?

Iron may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Iron on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Iron. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


Severe Interaction of Iron with Other Drugs

Iron should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Iron Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Iron unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Peptic Ulcer

Frequently asked Questions about Iron

Is this Iron habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Iron is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Iron does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

" Yes, Iron it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Iron cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Iron Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Iron

Some foods when eaten with Iron can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.


Interaction between Alcohol and Iron

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Iron and alcohol. No research has been done on this.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; INFeD® (Iron dextran)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 604