Enfamil® Fer-In-Sol® Liquid Iron Supplement
Liquid Iron Supplement
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 20:00
Enfamil Fer-In-Sol Liquid Iron Supplement is for the supplemental iron needs of infants and children. Infants who may especially require supplemental iron include infants of anemic mothers1,2, low-birth-weight infants1,3,4 and infants of mothers with poorly controlled diabetes4.
When added to 2 fl oz of infant formula or breast milk, 1 mL of Enfamil Fer-In-Sol Liquid Iron Supplement increases the osmolality by +55 mOsm/kg water5,*. If the resulting osmolality is higher than desired for a particular baby, an option is to add 0.5 mL of the supplement to the feeding twice per day.
* A previous formulation was evaluated.
Temporary discoloration of the teeth due to liquid iron supplements can be minimized by thorough brushing. While taking iron, stools may appear darker in color. This is normal and no cause for concern.
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Enfamil® Fer-In-Sol® Liquid Iron Supplement is available as drops in 50 mL bottles
When using this information, please note the following:
Coding systems and reimbursement allowable rates vary by payer:
Ingredients: Water, sugar, sorbitol, ferrous sulfate, citric acid (antioxidant for iron), alcohol (0.2% v/v), sodium bisulfite (preservative), natural flavors.
In case of accidental overdose, the physician, poison control center or hospital emergency should be notified immediately. Patients with a known exposure of more than 40 mg/kg of elemental iron, or with severe, persistent symptoms related to iron ingestion, should be referred to a healthcare facility for medical evaluation and observation6.
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Enfamil® D-Vi-Sol®, Enfamil® Fer-In-Sol®, Enfamil® Poly-Vi-Sol®, Enfamil® Poly-Vi-Sol® with Iron, Enfamil® Tri-Vi-Sol®
Store at room temperature. Refrigeration is not required, but will not harm the drops.
As with all products providing iron, parents should be warned against excessive dosage. The bottle should be kept out of reach of children.