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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 14, 2010; 16(22): 2720-2725
Published online Jun 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i22.2720
Table 3 Selected characteristics and dosage guidelines of parenteral iron complexes
LMWIDIron gluconateIron sucroseFeCarb
Concentration50 mg/mL (2 mL vial)12.5 mg/mL (5 mL ampule)20 mg/mL (5 mL vial)50 mg/mL (2 mL vial)
IV injection dose100 mg over 2-5 min125 mg over 10 min100 mg over 5 min100 mg over 2 min
Direct iron donation to transferrin1-25-64-51-2
Test dose requiredYes, 25 mg slow IV pushNoNoNo
Maximal single dose for IV infusionNot limited1255001000
Total dose infusionYes, in NS over 1-6 hNoNoNo
Pregnancy categoryCBBN/A
Life threatening ADEs (per 106 doses)