Iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex.
Chewable tablet: 1 Ferrum Hausmann chewable tablet contains 100 mg of iron as the active substance in the form of an iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex, cyclamate, vanillin and other flavourings, as well as other ingredients.
Drops: 1 mL Ferrum Hausmann drops (=20 drops) contains 50 mg iron in the form of iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex, preservative: E217, E219, flavourings: sucrose, vanillin and other ingredients.
Sugar content: 50 mg per 1 mL Ferrum Hausmann drops (=20 drops).
Syrup: 5 mL Ferrum Hausmann syrup contains 50 mg of iron as the active substance in the form of an iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex, preservative (E218, E216), sugar, flavourings, vanillin and other ingredients.
Sugar content: 200 mg per 1 mL Ferrum Hausmann syrup.
Alcohol content: less than 0.33%.
Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin, myoglobin and of the iron-containing enzymes. Iron deficiency can cause the following general symptoms: increased fatigue, decreased mental performance, irritability, anxiety, headaches, loss of appetite, weakening of the immune system, conspicuous paleness, cracks in the corners of the mouth, dry skin, brittle hair and nails.
Ferrum Hausmann is an iron preparation used to treat iron deficiency without anaemia (latent iron deficiency) and iron deficiency with anaemia (manifest iron deficiency).
If taking Ferrum Hausmann is forgotten, just take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to compensate for a forgotten dose.
Keep to the dosage stated or as prescribed by the doctor. If thinking that the effect of this medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to the doctor or pharmacist.
Chewable tablet: Ferrum Hausmann chewable tablets can be chewed or swallowed whole and should be taken during or directly after meals.
Ferrum Hausmann chewable tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Adolescents (over 12 years), adults: Iron deficiency with anaemia: 1 chewable tablet 1-3 times daily for 3-5 months until blood test values have returned to normal. The daily dosage can also be taken in one dose. Subsequently, treatment is continued with one chewable tablet for several weeks in order to replenish the iron stores.
Iron deficiency without anaemia: 1 chewable tablet daily for 1-2 months.
The dose and duration of treatment depend on the extent of the iron deficiency. The exact duration of treatment is determined by the doctor in each case.
Drops/Syrup: Ferrum Hausmann drops/syrup should be taken during or directly after meals. They can be mixed with fruit or vegetable juice or with bottle food. The slight discolouration does not impair the effect or the taste. The daily dose can be taken all at once or divided into multiple individual doses.
The dose and duration of treatment depend on the extent/severity of the iron deficiency. In the case of iron deficiency anaemia, treatment lasts an average of 3-5 months until blood test values have returned to normal again. Treatment is then continued at the dose indicated for iron deficiency without anaemia for several weeks to replenish the iron stores. For iron deficiency without anaemia, treatment lasts about 1-2 months. The exact duration of treatment is determined by the doctor in each case.
Drops: 1 drop corresponds to 0.050 mL, or 2.5 mg iron. 1 mL corresponds to 20 drops, or 50 mg iron.
Hold the bottle upside down and vertical. A drop will form immediately at the end of the dropper bottle. If this is not the case, tap the bottle gently until a drop forms. Do not shake the bottle.
Iron deficiency anaemia: Premature babies: 1-2 drops/kg of body weight daily for 3-5 months.
Infants aged up to 1 year: 10-20 drops daily.
Children (aged 1-12 years): 20-40 drops daily.
Adolescents over 12 years and adults: 40-120 drops daily.
Iron deficiency without anaemia: Infants aged up to 1 year: 6-10 drops daily.
Children (aged 1-12 years): 10-20 drops daily.
Adolescents over 12 years and adults: 20-40 drops daily.
Syrup: Use the measuring cup included for exact dosing. One measuring cup corresponds to a volume of 15 mL, corresponding to 150 mg iron.
Iron deficiency anaemia: Infants aged up to 1 year: 2.5-5 mL daily.
Children (aged 1-12 years): 5-10 mL daily.
Adolescents over 12 years and adults: 10-30 mL daily.
Iron deficiency without anaemia: The syrup is not suitable for infants aged up to 1 year. Ferrum Hausmann drops are available for the treatment of these children.
Children (aged 1-12 years): 2.5-5 mL daily.
Adolescents over 12 years and adults: 5-10 mL daily.
If Ferrum Hausmann is taken more than it should have been, talk to the doctor or pharmacist.
In the case of known hypersensitivity or intolerance to the active substance iron (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex or to any of the other ingredients (see Description).
In the case of iron overload in the body (for example caused by rare iron storage diseases which can lead to iron accumulations in the tissues).
In the case of so-called iron utilisation disorders (for example when the anaemia is due to insufficient utilisation of the iron).
In the case of anaemia which is not caused by iron deficiency (e.g. caused by increased haemoglobin breakdown or vitamin B12 deficiency).
Before taking Ferrum Hausmann is started, a doctor should confirm the blood's iron and haemoglobin levels using appropriate tests. If the symptoms are not caused by iron deficiency, Ferrum Hausmann will not be effective. The doctor will want to monitor the progress of the treatment with periodic follow-up examinations and may even carry out blood tests. This is normal and should not be alarming. If symptoms do not improve within three weeks, see the doctor.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrum Hausmann if an infection or a tumour is present.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if have recently been treated with injectable iron preparations or might be treated with these. Using such iron preparations at the same time as Ferrum Hausmann is not recommended.
Tell the doctor if blood transfusions have been received as there is a risk of iron overload as a result of the additional administration of iron.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if: suffering from other illnesses; having any allergies; taking any other medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) or using any other medicines externally.
Drops: This medicinal product contains 5 mg of sodium (main component of table salt) per mL. This corresponds to 0.25% of the recommended maximum daily sodium allowance that adults should take through nutrition.
Ferrum Hausmann drops contain sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate (E219) and sodium propyl hydroxybenzoate (E217). These can cause allergic reactions that may also only appear at a later time.
Ferrum Hausmann droplets contain saccharose. Patients who suffer from a rare hereditary fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency should not take this medicinal product. Saccharose can be harmful to the teeth.
Treatment with Ferrum Hausmann drops may cause dark discolouration of the stools but this is harmless.
Syrup: This medicinal product contains 0.28 g of sorbitol per mL. Sorbitol is a fructose source. If told by the doctor that an intolerance for certain types of sugar is present, or if suffering from a hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare hereditary disease where fructose cannot be broken down, talk to the doctor before taking or receiving this medicinal product. Sorbitol can cause gastrointestinal disorders and has a slightly laxative effect.
1 mL of Ferrum Hausmann syrup contains 200 mg of saccharose. Diabetes patients must take this into account. Saccharose can be harmful to the teeth.
Ferrum Hausmann syrup contains small quantities of ethanol (alcohol) of less than 100 mg per 30 mL (maximum daily dose).
Ferrum Hausmann syrup contains methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216). These can cause allergic reactions that may also only appear at a later time.
This medicinal product contains 1 mg of sodium (main component of table salt) per mL. This corresponds to 0.05% of the recommended maximum daily sodium allowance that adults should consume through nutrition.
Treatment with Ferrum Hausmann syrup may cause dark discolouration of the stools but this is harmless.
If pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, only take Ferrum Hausmann after consultation with the doctor.
If any side effects not described are noticed, tell the doctor or pharmacist.
The following side effects may occur when taking Ferrum Hausmann: A very common side effect is a stool discolouration caused by the excretion of iron, but this is harmless.
Chewable tablet: Other frequent side effects are diarrhoea, nausea and indigestion.
Occasionally there may be vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, tooth discolouration or headaches as well as local skin reactions (itching, rash). These side effects are usually harmless and temporary.
In very rare cases, patients may experience allergic reactions. These may be, for example, skin reactions, swelling (oedema) or shortness of breath. In such cases, stop taking the medicine and consult a doctor.
Drops/Syrup: Other commonly observed side effects are diarrhoea, nausea, constipation and stomach ache.
Occasionally there may be vomiting, tooth discolouration, inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), itching, rash, hives, reddening of the skin (erythema) or headaches.
In rare cases, patients suffer from muscle cramps and muscle pain (myalgia).
These side effects are usually temporary.
Chewable tablet: Store below 25°C in the original container.
Drops/Syrup: Do not store above 30°C.
B03AB04 - ferric hydroxide ; Belongs to the class of oral iron trivalent preparations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Ferrum Hausmann chewable tab 100 mg
Ferrum Hausmann oral drops 50 mg/mL
30 mL x 1's
Ferrum Hausmann syr 50 mg/5 mL
150 mL x 1's