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Ferroduonal 30 Cap. Capsules

Iron supplementation for treatment of moderate to severe iron deficiency anemia.

Ingredient: 567mg ferrous glycine sulphate complex equivqlent to 100mg elemental iron
Multinational Partner: MINAPHARM
Launch Date: January 1, 2006
Pack: Box contains 3 strips each of 10 capsules

Product General

Disease Area

Anemia is a blood disorder. Blood is a vital liquid that your heart constantly pumps through your veins and arteries and all throughout your body. When something goes wrong in your blood, it can affect your health and quality of life.

Many types of anemia exist, such as iron-deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia, and hemolytic anemia. The different types of anemia are linked to various diseases and conditions.

Anemia can affect people of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Some types of anemia are very common, and some are very rare. Some are very mild, and others are severe or even life-threatening if not treated aggressively. The good news is that, most often, anemia can be successfully treated and even prevented.

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Each capsule contains the (equivalent to 100 mg Fe2+) in the form of ferrous(II)-glycine-sulphate complex 567.7 mg Other ingredients are Ascorbic acid (E300), cellulose microcrystalline (E 460a), hypromellose (E464), hydroxypropylcellulose (E463), methacrylic acid – ethyl acrylate copolymer, o-acetyltriethylcitrate, talc, sodium laurilsulfate, polysorbate 80 and purified water. The capsule cap contains: gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172) and black iron oxide (E172). The capsule body contains: gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172) and yellow iron oxide (E172).


Ferroduonal; is an iron substitute in case of latent or manifest iron deficiency with and without development of anaemia.

For instance in cases of Iron deficiency anaemia, particularly during pregnancy and lactation, for children, persons following low-iron diets and cases of acute or chronic blood loss.


Adults and children from age 6 should usually take one capsule a day. In cases of pronounced iron deficiency, adults and adolescents from age 15 or from 50 kg Body Weight (BW) can be given a dosage 2 to 3 times higher at the beginning of therapy. A daily dose of more than 5 mg Fe2+/kg BW should in-well founded exceptional cases not be exceeded. If you have the impression that the effect of Ferroduonal; is too strong or too week, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Without chewing, adults and children from age 6 take 1 capsule once daily with sufficient water. The capsules are to be taken at sufficient intervals from meals (for instance, on an empty stomach in the morning or between two principal meals), because absorption can be reduced by ingredients of food. The duration of therapy is determined according to the laboratory follow-up study results. Note: If swallowing of the capsule proves difficult or is not desirable, the capsule contents can also be taken without the capsule body. To do so, draw the capsule body cautiously as under over a soupspoon, in which the 300 to 400 pellets are gathered. Drink sufficient water after having taken the pellets from the spoon. The treatment should be continued until normal values have been obtained. The treatment can be continued as long as necessary to replenish the body iron stores. Treatment duration varies depending on the severity of the deficiency, but generally about 10 to 20 weeks treatment is required, or longer in case of persisting underlying pathology. Treatment duration in prevention of iron deficiency varies depending on the situation (pregnancy, blood donation, chronic haemodialysis, planned autologous transfusion).


1-Documents Section

amino acid chelated iron saturable absorption

divalent metals competition in duodenal absorption

different pathways for iron absorption


Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency state in the world, affecting more than 2 billion people globally. Although it is particularly prevalent in less-developed countries, it remains a significant problem in the developed world, even where other forms of malnutrition have already been almost eliminated.

Effective management is needed toprevent adverse maternal and pregnancy outcomes, including the need for red cell transfusion.

The objective of this guideline is to provide healthcare professionals with clear and simple recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of iron deficiency in pregnancy and the postpartum period. This is the first such guideline in the UK and may be applicable to other developed countries.

Public health measures, such as helminth control and iron fortification of foods, which can be important to developing countries, are not considered here.

The guidance may not be appropriate to all patients and individual patient circumstances may dictate an alternative approach.




Attached Files

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2007 folic acid;.pdf
GUT 2011management-of-iron-deficiency-anemia.pdf
Treatment of the adult with iron deficiency anemia 2013.doc
Q & A
1. What are the main laboratory measurements used for iron deficiency?


2. In which cases is parenteral iron therapy indicated?

• Untolerated oral iron therapy • inflammatory bowel disease • Malabsorption • HIV patient with down-regulated iron absorption

3. Why is Ferroduonal different & better than all other multivitamins:

• Ferroduonal contains the highest elemental iron concentration needed for treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia • Ferroduonal absorbed from the duodenum (site of iron absorption) guaranteeing highest bioavailability with no GIT side effect. • Ferroduonal is a plain iron with no competition with any divalent metal at the site of absorption.

Is Ferroduonal Iron supplement or food supplement?

Ferroduonal is iron supplement

How to take Ferroduonal?

It is recommended to administer Ferroduonal on an empty Stomach or 2 hours before meal or one hour after meal

Does Ferroduonal causes constipation?

No Ferroduonal doesn’t cause constipation.

What is the optimum dose for Ferroduonal?

Children: from age 6 take 1 capsule once a day. Adult: 1 capsule up to 3 capsules per day according to the severity of anemia.

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