Ferrous fumarate

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
yes - oral syrup, oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, oral syrup
Liquid strengths
140mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes- oral solution. (Syrup is not sugar free)
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes, tablets are
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Capsules
Note
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Film coated
Yes, tablets are
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Ferrous fumarate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Tablets should not be crushed as the medication is an irritant.