Pharmacist Information

Pharmacist Information

Ferr-Ease®* delivers patented dual-iron therapy

Ferralet® 90 is different. It now contains Ferr-Ease®, a patented dual-iron formulation that simply has no substitute. Ferr-Ease® delivers a unique blend of ferrous gluconate and carbonyl iron. Why? Because patients with iron deficiency anemia are able to start absorbing iron almost as soon as it is administered orally. In fact, 1 study showed that serum iron concentrations rose significantly beginning 15 minutes after a first dose of oral iron in patients with iron deficiency anemia but not in patients who did not have it.1

Carbonyl iron is converted from the particulate to the soluble ionized iron at a rate determined by the rate of gastric acid production, thereby providing a more prolonged absorption of iron.2 The result is oral iron therapy with excellent tolerability and safety.

In addition, the Ferralet 90 formulation offers many other unique advantages:

  • 50 mg docusate sodium gently eases the constipation that can be experienced by patients sensitive to iron therapy
  • Vanilla scent addresses the unpleasant taste and smell normally associated with iron therapy
  • The formulation is free of lactose and gluten, alleviating common dietary concerns
  • 120 mg vitamin C enhances iron absorption3
  • 1 mg folic acid bolsters the development of red blood cells4
  • 12 μg vitamin B12 supports red blood cell generation5

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NDC 0178-0089-90

Packaged in bottles of 90

Wholesaler Order Entry Numbers
AmerisourceBergen 5060280/629182
Bellco 357309
Burlington Drug Co. 730614
Cardinal Health, Inc 4278834
Frank W Kerr 090928
H.D. Smith 215-6024
McKesson Corp 1600634
Miami Luken 110-437
Morris & Dickson Co. 028886
NC Mutual Wholesale Drug 777276
Valley Wholesales 378927
Value Drug Co. 497040

* US Patent no. 6,521,247

1 Rimon E, Kagansky N, Kagansky M, Mechnick L, Mashiah T, Namir M, Levy S. Are we giving too much iron? Low-dose iron therapy is effective in octogenarians. Am J Med. 2005;118(10):1142-1147.

2 Huebers HA, Brittenham GM, Csiba E, Finch CA. Absorption of carbonyl iron. J Lab Clin Med. 1986;108(5):473-478.

3 Lynch SR, Stoltzfus RJ. Iron and ascorbic Acid: proposed fortification levels and recommended iron compounds. J Nutr. 2003;133(9):2978S-2984S.

4 Folic acid. WebMD Web site. http://www.webmd.com/diet/folic-acid. Updated March 5, 2007. Accessed November 1, 2012.

5 Vitamin B12. Mayo Clinic Web site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitamin-B12/NS_patient-vitaminb12. Updated September 2, 2012. Accessed November 1, 2012.