Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
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9 Nutrition and blood
09-01-01-01 Oral iron

Ferrous Fumarate
First Choice

 

  • Suitable for self-care
  • Contains 68mg iron per 210mg tablet
  • Syrup 140mg/5ml contains 45mg iron in 5ml
  • CUHFT: Non Formulary
  • Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy:
    • Once a woman becomes iron deficient in pregnancy, it is impossible to ensure repletion through diet alone; oral supplementation is needed. 
    • Iron requirements increase during pregnancy and the use of iron supplements is common, particularly in the second and third trimesters.
    • Suitable for self-care. 

 

Link  UKTIS - Iron overdose in pregnancy
 

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Ferrous Sulphate
First Choice

 

  • Suitable for self-care
  • First Choice for CUHFT and NWAFT
  • Formulary at all other trusts
  • Contains 65mg iron per 200mg tablet.
  • Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy:
    • Once a woman becomes iron deficient in pregnancy, it is impossible to ensure repletion through diet alone; oral supplementation is needed. 
    • Iron requirements increase during pregnancy and the use of iron supplements is common, particularly in the second and third trimesters.
    • Suitable for self-care. 

 

Link  UKTIS - Iron overdose in pregnancy
 

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Ferric Maltol Feraccru®
Restricted

 




    • CUHFT: Third-line recommendation to GP oral iron product in mild/moderate IBD ( Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's Disease) where tolerance issues/failure to at least 2 standard oral iron preparations. NOT APPROVED FOR ANY OTHER PATIENT GROUPS



 




    • Non-formulary at all other Trusts



 


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Ferrous Gluconate
Formulary

  • Suitable for self-care

  • Contains 35mg of iron per 300mg tablet. Only use if intolerent of other iron salts (but often no better).

  • NWAFT: Non Forumlary


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Sodium Feredetate Sytron®
Formulary

  • Suitable for self-care

  • CUHFT and NWAFT: Formulary. Elixir contains 27.5mg of iron in 5mL

  • Non-formulary at all other Trusts


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Ferrous Fumarate Galfer®
Non Formulary

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Ferrous Sulphate
Non Formulary

February 2020 - Intrapharm have discontinued the production of Feospan


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Ferrous Sulphate Ferrograd®
Non Formulary

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Ferrous Sulphate Ironorm® drops
Non Formulary

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