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Ferralet® 90 for Fewer digestive side effects*

Ferralet® 90 is composed of two different iron compounds and a special combination of other active ingredients that is easier on the stomach.

*As compared to ferrous sulfate iron (an alternative form of iron).1,2

Ferralet® 90 is composed of two different iron compounds and a special combination of other active ingredients that is easier on the stomach.

*As compared to ferrous sulfate iron (an alternative form of iron).1,2

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Why has my doctor prescribed Ferralet® 90 for me?

Your doctor has prescribed Ferralet® 90 to treat your iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). IDA is a common type of anemia that is caused by a lack of iron in the blood.

What is the Ferralet® 90 difference?

Ferralet® 90 was created to make daily iron therapy as gentle and comfortable to take as possible.

Two iron compounds

Ferr-Ease®* is a unique dual-iron formulation.
Two iron compounds work together to ensure optimal absorption with less digestive effects.1-5

  1. Ferrous gluconate is absorbed quickly.
  2. Carbonyl iron is absorbed more slowly, bit by bit, and has less digestive side effects.
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Easy on the stomach
  • Contains docusate sodium, a gentle stool softener that helps ease constipation6
  • Lactose- and gluten-free7
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Specially chosen combination of active ingredients7
  • Vitamin C to help your body absorb iron4
  • Folic acid to increase red blood cell development8
  • Vitamin B12 to support growth and blood cell production9
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Easy to take7
  • Small, coated pill
  • Easy to swallow
  • Taken 2 hours after a meal
  • Vanilla scent
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Convenient
  • Once-a-day dosing7

How will I remember to take my medicine?

It can take months to bring your iron levels back to normal.10

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Staying on therapy is important.

Do not stop taking Ferralet® 90 until your doctor tells you to.

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HAVE TROUBLE REMEMBERING TO TAKE YOUR
MEDICATION?

Set a reminder on your mobile device, watch, or laptop, or link taking your medication to something else you do 2 hours after a meal so that it becomes a habit (for instance going for a morning break at work, putting pajamas on in the evening, etc.)

*U.S. Patent No. 6,521,247.
In a large, randomized, double-blind trial, carbonyl iron dosed at 600 mg was tolerated with digestive side effects similar to those observed with a 60 mg dose of ferrous sulfate.

References:

1. Gordeuk VR, Brittenham GM, Hughes M, et al. High-dose carbonyl iron for iron deficiency anemia: a randomized double-blind trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 1987;46(6):1029-1034.
2. Gordeuk VR, Brittenham GM, McLaren CE, et al. Carbonyl iron therapy for iron deficiency anemia. Blood. 1986;67(3):745-752.
3. Huebers HA, Brittenham GM, Csiba E, Finch CA. Absorption of carbonyl iron. J Lab Clin Med. 1986;108(5):473-478.
4. Beck KL, Conlon CA, Kruger R, Coad J. Dietary determinants of and possible solutions to iron deficiency for young women living in industrialized countries: a review. Nutrients. 2014;6(9):3747-3776.
5. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Iron. Fact sheet for health professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/#change. Updated December 7, 2018. Accessed April 1, 2019.
6. Medscape. Docusate (OTC). http://reference.medscape.com/drug/colace-dss-docusate-342012. Accessed April 1, 2019.
7. Ferralet 90 Prescribing Information. San Antonio, TX: Mission Pharmacal Company.
8. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Health library. Folate-deficiency anemia. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/hematology_and_blood_disorders/anemia_of_folate_deficiency_85,P00089. Accessed April 1, 2019.
9. WebMD. Vitamin B12: what to know. https://www.webmd.com/diet/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes#1. Accessed April 1, 2019.
10. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Iron-deficiency anemia. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia. Accessed April 1, 2019.