Ferric gluconate (Ferrlecit)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Iron, which is needed for various biologic processes, including synthesis of hemoglobin and multiple enzymatic processes.[1][2][3]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

  • 1 mL of Ferrlecit provides 12.5 mg of elemental iron

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Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 1999-02-18: Approved for treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis who are receiving supplemental erythropoetin therapy.

Also known as

  • Generic name: sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose injection
  • Brand name: Ferrlecit