The more important Iron preparations are:

Ferri Carbonas Saccharatus = 15% FeCO3. Average dose, 0.25 Gm. Ferri Chloridum = 20% Fe. Average dose, 0.06 Gm.

Ferri et Quininae Citras, = 13% Fe, and 11.5% Quinine. Average dose, 0.25 Gm. Ferri Phosphas = 12% Fe. Average dose, 0.25 Gm.

Ferri Sulphas Granulatus, about 55% FeS04. Average dose, 0.1 Gm. Used also in preparing Pilulae Ferri Carbonatis.

Properties:

Ferri Carbonas Saccharatus

Ferri Chloridum

Ferri et Quininae Citras

Ferri Phosphas

Ferri Sulphas Granulatus

Appearance

Color

Odor

Taste

Sol. H2O

Reaction

Sol. H2O + HC1

Sol. C2H5OH

Sol.C3H5(OH)3

Effect of air

Properties {continued):

Ferri Carbonas Saccharatus

Ferri Chloridum

Ferri et Quininae Citras

Ferri Phosphas

Ferri Sulphas Granulatus

Incompat.:

NH4OH

Na2CO3

KOH

K4Fe(CN)6

Albumin

HgCl2

AgNO3

KI

Ac. Tannic.

Veg. Infus.

Iron is used principally in those cases of anaemia and chlorosis in which a deficiency of haemic iron exists.