Brand Name(s): Feosol, ferosul, Ferra-TD
Drug Class: Iron products
Ferric Chloride is a type of iron. The drug is an essential body mineral that is used for treating iron deficiency anemia that is usually caused by lack of red blood cells due to too little iron in your body. You should not use Ferric Chloride if you are allergic to it or any ingredient in it.
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Ferric Chloride Uses
Ferric Chloride is a type of iron. Ferric Chloride is an essential body mineral that is used for treating iron deficiency, anemia, that is usually caused by lack of red blood cells due to too little iron in your body. Iron is part of your hemoglobin and myoglobin whereby hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs while myoglobin helps your muscles with the storage of oxygen.
Ferric chloride is usually recommended to patients with anemia. Ferric Chloride may be used for other purposes that are not listed above, but there should be no self-prescription as the doctor should be the only one to determine any other use of Ferric Chloride.
- Iron Deficiency
Ferric Chloride Dosage
It is important to follow the instructions that are given to you by the doctor at the time of prescription of Ferric Chloride. If there is any case of an overdose, you should contact the doctor as soon as possible. If you miss a dose of Ferric Chloride, you should take it as soon as you remember, but if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal schedule. You should not take two or more doses to make up for a missed dose.
- The recommended adult dose for Anemia is 1 tablet orally once daily or 5 to 15 mL oral liquid once daily.
- The pediatric dose for Anemia is 1 tablet orally once a day or 0.5 to 1 mL oral liquid once daily.
Ferric Chloride Side Effects
Ferric Chloride has its side effects just like any other drug. These side effects are sometimes determined by he age, the weight of the patient or the severity of the condition. Some of these side effects may be serious requiring medical attention while others are mild and may not need the doctor's attention because they may clear as you adjust to the medication. Contact a doctor in case of these severe side effects while you are using Ferric Chloride. Note that this is not a complete list of all the side effects:
- stomach upset
- dark colored urine or stool
- chest pain
- constipation, diarrhea
Ferric Chloride Interactions
Serious and sometimes life-threatening drug interactions may occur if there is a combination of drugs that are not meant to interact. In this case, you should always inform the doctor of any medical condition you have because some medical conditions can interact with Ferric Chloride. You should also inform the doctor about any medicines you are taking since they have the potential to interact with Ferric Chloride.
You can also seek advice from the doctor regarding the possible home remedies and over the counter drugs that can interact with Ferric Chloride. This is not a complete list of all the interactions:
- Fish Oil
- Calcium 600 D