What is Ferrous Gluconate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fergon Wampole Ferrous Gluconate

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Ferrous gluconate is an iron salt used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemias.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Iron deficiency anemia 94 15
Anemia 10 2
Low iron levels 7 1
Restless legs syndrome 2 0
Lung transplant 1 0
Pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 3
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous Gluconate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 6
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal pain 2
Fatigue 1
Hip pain radiating down legs 1
Itchy rash 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ferrous Gluconate

Dosage Patients Percentage
240 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 1
324 mg daily 1
240 mg twice daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 7
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration

Currently taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 6
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ferrous Gluconate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ferrous Fumarate (Ferro-Sequels) 1
Ferrous sulfate (NatureMade Iron) 1

Patients stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ferrous Fumarate (Ferro-Sequels) 1
Iron sucrose (Venofer IV) 1
Iron supplement (FeraMAX) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ferrous Gluconate.