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 33 13
Anemia 6 2
Low iron levels 5 0
RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) 2 0
Lung Transplant 1 0
Pain 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 6
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous Gluconate

Side effect Patients
Constipation 5
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal pain 2
Buzzing in ears 1
Hip pain radiating down legs 1
Increased fatigue 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ferrous Gluconate

Dosage Patients
240 mg daily 2
320 mg daily 2
640 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 12 patients who’ve stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration

Currently taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 5
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ferrous Gluconate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ferrous Fumarate (Ferro-Sequels) 1

Patients stopped taking Ferrous Gluconate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ferrous Fumarate (Ferro-Sequels) 1
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