Duroferon is a medicine used to treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Duroferon also acts as a prophylactic treatment in pregnancy and blood donation.
Duroferon releases iron gradually during its way through the gastrointestinal tract and thereby maximize iron absorption. Duroferon also contains asorbic acid (vitamin C) for better iron absorption.
Duroferon does not contain ingredients of animal origin.
Iron deficiency occurs when the body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. The body needs iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen to muscles and tissues. Eating an iron-rich diet is good, but it is often not enough to treat iron deficiency anemia. Duroferon is Sweden’s most commonly used medication for treating iron deficiency anemia.
Duroferon/Ferrojeern is sold in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Islandic pharmacies
Duroferon; Iron Sulphate, 100 mg, 200 depotablets, 100 depotablets
Duroferon® (iron[II]sulphate) slow-release tablet, 100 mg Fe2+, OTC, EF
ATC code: B03AA07
Therapeutic indications: Duroferon® is indicated to treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Duroferon also acts as a prophylactic treatment in pregnancy and blood donation.
Duroferon releases iron gradually during its way through the gastrointestinal tract for better absorption.
Precautions: Iron supplements can poison children and make your stools black. Do not take Duroferon if you have obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract. Iron tablets can reduce the effect of other pharmaceuticals. Read the list of contents thoroughly or talk to your doctor.
Dosing: The recommended dose for adults with anemia is 1 tablet taken in the morning and 1 at bedtime. The recommended dose for prophylactic treatment in pregnancy is 1 tablet at bedtime. Alternative dosing may be advised by a physician.
Storage: Store below 25°C, in its original package, to protect from moisture.
Package information: Blister packs with 60 pc, 100 pc, 200 pc, can with 100 pc, 200 pc
For full information regarding prescription and SPC (2021-08-25) please see www.fass.se.