» Blog

What Is Ferrous Fumarate?


What Is Ferrous Fumarate?

Ferrous fumarate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes a part of your hemoglobin (HEEM o glo bin) and myoglobin (MY o glo bin). Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen.

Molecular formula: C4H2FeO4
Molecular weight: 169.89
CAS NO.: 141-01-5
Appearance: red-orange to red-brown powder
Solubility: It can be lightly dissolved in water (0.14g/ml in 25��) and ethanol.

  1. High iron assay, it is more than 32.5%.
  2. It has good solubility and difficult to be oxidized to ferric, so the absorbent is very good.
  3. It has good compatibility with all kinds of nutrients and antibiotics, which can effectively avoid the destruction to vitamins and other active substances.
    Application: It can cure iron-deficiency anemia and it is a safety and efficient product for enriching iron. It can be widely used in food, health product, medicine, etc.
    Standard: It conforms to the requirement of FCC, USP and BP.


Assay   %97.0~101.097.0~101.0
Loss on drying  %≤1.5≤1.5
Sulfate   %≤0.2≤0.2
Ferric iron(as Fe3+)   %≤2.0≤2.0
Heavy metals (as Pb) %     ≤ 0.0002≤ 0.001
Mercury (as Hg) %≤0.0003≤ 0.0003
Arsenic(as As) %——≤ 0.0003
Organic volatile impurities——Meets the requirement

You should not use ferrous fumarate if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • iron overload syndrome;
  • anemia (a lack of red blood cells); or
  • thalassemia (a genetic disorder of red blood cells).

To make sure ferrous fumarate is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver or kidney disease;
  • porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system);
  • if you are an alcoholic; or
  • if you receive regular blood transfusions.

Ferrous Fumarate Dosage

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take ferrous fumarate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous fumarate.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.

Maybe you like also

  • Contact us

    Skype:[email protected]
    Web: www.imaherb.com