Which medications in the drug class Iron Salts are used in the treatment of Hemolytic Anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Iron Salts

Iron therapy is contraindicated in most hemolytic anemias. However, iron therapy is indicated for patients with severe intravascular hemolysis in which persistent hemoglobinuria has caused substantial iron loss.

Ferrous sulfate (Feosol, Fer-In-Sol, MyKidz iron 10)

Ferrous sulfate is the most common and inexpensive form of iron used. Tablets contain 50-60 mg of iron salt. Other ferrous salts are used and may cause less intestinal discomfort because they contain a smaller dose of iron (25-50 mg). Oral solutions of ferrous iron salts are available for use in pediatric populations.


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