Iron Dextran Powder


Iron dextran is an injectable medication used in the management of iron deficiency anemia, particularly in patients who are unable to tolerate iron by mouth. It is in the class of medications referred to as iron replacement products. This activity outlines the indications, actions, and contraindications for iron dextran as a valuable agent in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. Additionally, it will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other vital factors pertinent to members of the healthcare team.



IRON DEXTRAN POWDER is a type of iron supplement that is commonly used to treat iron deficiency anemia, a condition in which the body lacks sufficient iron to produce red blood cells.

Iron Dextran is an injectable low-molecular-weight ferric hydroxide complex indicated for patients with iron deficiency anemia where oral iron therapy is ineffective or poorly tolerated. It is particularly useful in iron deficiency resulting from excessive iron loss (e.g., hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, excessive blood loss, etc.) or iron malabsorption (e.g., Crohn disease, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastric bypass, etc.)

Iron dextran is used for treatment of patients with & documented iron deficiency in which oral administration is unsatisfactory or impossible.

CAS No: 9004-66-4
Appearance: Red Brown Powder
Solubility: Soluble in Water
pH: 4.50 – 7.50
Loss on drying: NMT 8%
Assay for Iron: 35%w/w to 40%w/w
Assay for Dextran: 10%w/w to 30%w/w
Therapeutic Category: Hematinic