Ferralet® 90 Fact Sheet

Ferralet® 90 Fact Sheet

##Why Ferralet 90? Ferralet 90 is a prescription oral iron supplement indicated for the treatment of all anemias that are responsive to oral iron therapy. Ferralet 90 contains 90 mg of carbonyl iron as well as essential vitamins and minerals, so patients can replenish iron stores in an effective, safe and tolerable manner. Ferralet 90 was designed to address the traditional drawbacks of oral iron therapy:
  • Ferralet 90 contains carbonyl iron, which works with the body to regulate absorption based on the amount of gastric acid produced.
  • The carbonyl iron safety margin is 250 to 300 times greater than that of ferrous sulfate and other iron salts.
  • Ferralet 90 is free of lactose and gluten, features a vanilla scent and contains docusate sodium, a gentle and effective stool softener, to help prevent side-effects that may occur in women who are sensitive to iron therapy.
Ferralet 90 builds on the benefits of existing iron supplements, but offers additional vitamins and minerals to increase health benefits:
  • Ferralet 90 contains vitamin C to further aid in iron absorption, folic acid to bolster red blood cell development and vitamin B12 to support red blood cell generation.
How Does Ferralet 90 Work? ##Ferralet 90 allows the patient's system to define the rate of iron absorption.
  • When ingested, carbonyl iron is converted to soluble ionized iron at a rate determined by gastric acid production. The iron is then taken up by the intestinal mucosa and distributed internally. This prolonged solubilization and absorption is the key to carbonyl iron's safety and tolerability.1
##About Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia in the U.S.2 Adolescent girls and women of childbearing age are at most risk of developing iron deficiency anemia due to menstruation.3 One in five women is iron deficient and at risk for developing anemia.4 ##Ferralet 90 is marketed by Mission Pharmacal Company based in San Antonio, Texas. >Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Ferralet 90 should be kept out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose of Ferralet 90, call a doctor or poison control center immediately. Please see full Prescribing Information, including boxed WARNING, for Ferralet 90 at [www.ferralet.com](http://www.ferralet.com). [Fact Sheets >](/fact-sheets)
**1** [Brittenham GM](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11722996 "View Abstract"), Klein HG, Kushner JP, Ajioka RS. Preserving the national blood supply. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2001:422-32.