Irex Syrup is a haematinic which contains Sodium feredetate. Iron supplements are needed to treat iron deficiency anaemia. The increased iron intake allows the body to increase its production of haemoglobin, which is the oxygen-transporting substance found in red blood cells. Sodium feredetate contains iron that is combined with a chemical called EDTA to make sodium feredetate. This is an unionised form of iron and not an iron salt. Sodium feredetate breaks down in the gut and releases the iron, which is then absorbed by the body. This unionised form of iron is less likely to cause stomach upsets or discolour teeth than that of iron supplements that contain iron salts, like ferrous sulfate.
Irex Syrup is recommended in Iron deficiency anemia, anemia during pregnancy and severe blood loss during menstruation.