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Ferrous Bisglycinate



Ferrous bisglycinate is used in combination with other multivitamins as a supplement for treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia.

How it works

Ferrous bisglycinate belongs to a class of medications called as oral iron supplements. It is a chelated form of iron which acts as a supplement during low intake of iron, which is rapidly absorbed by the cells of the small intestine based on the blood hemoglobin levels and thus prevents iron deficiency anemia.

Common side effects


Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor before giving it to children.
  • Make sure that other causes of anemia have also been investigated, such as vitamin B12/folate deficiency, drug induced or due to other poisons such as lead, as often the anemia has more than one underlying cause.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if  allergic to ferrous bisglycinate or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with hemochromatosis (a hereditary disorder in which iron salts are deposited in the tissues, leading to liver damage, diabetes mellitus, and bronze discoloration of the skin).
  • Do not take if suffering with hemosiderosis (a condition characterized by iron overload resulting in the accumulation of an iron-storage complex hemosiderin).

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)