Iron

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension, oral syrup, oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension, oral syrup, oral solution
Liquid strengths
140mg/5mL (ferrous fumarate), 125mg/mL (ferrous sulfate), 190mg/5mL (sodium feredetate)
Liquid sugar free or not
Sugar free available. Check individual product information.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
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 ferrous fumarate 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?
MR tablets, MR capsules
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes- MR capsules, tablets available
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
Yes some
Generic drug
ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, sodium feredetate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Use liquid formulations. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.