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Ferrum Hausmann

Last updated on 02/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Ferric hydroxide polymaltose complex

ALTERNATIVE NAME: Iron polymaltose


DRUG CLASS: Supplements

SUB CLASS: Minerals & Electrolytes

USED FOR: Iron deficiency with anemia, Iron deficiency without anemia

– 50mg/5ml (syrup)
– 100mg (chewable tablet)

What is Ferrum Hausmann?

It is a formulation containing iron polymaltose. It can supply iron for patients with iron-deficiency with or without anemia. Each tablet contains 100 mg elemental iron, while every 5mL syrup consists of 50 mg elemental iron.

How to use it?

Ferrum Hausman is available in syrup and chewable tablets for oral use. Syrup may be mixed with fruit or vegetable juices, while chewable tablets should be chewed and swallowed with saliva.

Chewable tablets:
100-300 mg daily as a single dose or in divided doses.

Adult: 100-300 mg daily as a single dose or in divided doses.
Child: 50-200 mg as a single dose or in divided doses.

What are the side effects of Ferrum Hausmann?

Common side effects of Ferrum Hausmann include diarrhea, dark stool, constipation, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea and vomiting.

Who should not take Ferrum Hausmann?

– People who are allergic to iron polymaltose, iron salts, or any component of the formulation.
– Patients with iron overload.
– Patients with non-iron deficiency anemia (e.g. Vitamin B12 deficiency or hemolytic anemia).

Pharmacist Tips:

– Iron supplementation has to be taken until body iron storage is secured. Even if you feel well, you are required to continue the therapy for some time unless directed by your doctor.
– Do not take other iron products with this drug before consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Common dosing schedule:
Ferrum Hausmann should be administered during or immediately after a meal.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Ferrum Hausmann may interact with:
– Antacids
– Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, e.g. Lisinopril, Captopril

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Ferrum Hausmann in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Ferrum Hausmann is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Ferrum Hausmann in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.