Iron protein succinylate

Generic name: Iron Protein Succinylate
Brand names: Ferretts IPS
Dosage form: oral liquid ((as elemental iron) 40 mg/15 mL)
Drug class: Iron products

Usage of Iron protein succinylate

Iron protein succinylate is a form of the mineral iron. Iron is important for many functions in the body, especially for the transport of oxygen in the blood.

Iron protein succinylate is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body).

Iron protein succinylate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Iron protein succinylate side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Iron protein succinylate may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unusual weakness, tiredness, or drowsiness;
  • fast, slow, or irregular heart rate;
  • bloody or black stools;
  • pale or clammy skin;
  • blue discoloration of your lips, nails, or the palms of your hands;
  • a seizure;
  • stomach pain, vomiting; or
  • trouble swallowing.
  • Common side effects of iron protein succinylate may include:

  • indigestion, nausea, vomiting;
  • diarrhea; or
  • constipation.
  • This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Before taking Iron protein succinylate

    You should not use iron protein succinylate without medical advice.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have ever had:

  • iron overload syndrome; or
  • a red blood cell disorder such as thalassemia (lack of hemoglobin).
  • Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

    Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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    How to use Iron protein succinylate

    Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation:

    15 mL orally once a day.


    Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

    What other drugs will affect Iron protein succinylate

    If you take an antacid, take your iron protein succinylate dose 2 hours before you take the antacid.

    Other drugs may affect iron protein succinylate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.


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