Ferrlecit® (sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose injection), an iron
replacement product, is a stable macromolecular complex with an apparent molecular
weight on gel chromatography of 289,000 – 440,000 daltons. The macromolecular
complex is negatively charged at alkaline pH and is present in solution with
sodium cations. The product has a deep red color indicative of ferric oxide
linkages. The chemical name is D-Gluconic acid, iron (3+) sodium salt.
The structural formula is considered to be [NaFe2O3(C6H11O7)(C12H22O11)5]n≈200•
Each sterile, single-use ampule or vial of 5 mL of Ferrlecit for intravenous
injection contains 62.5 mg (12.5 mg/mL) of elemental iron as the sodium salt
of a ferric ion carbohydrate complex in an alkaline aqueous solution with approximately
20% sucrose w/v (195 mg/mL) in water for injection, pH 7.7 - 9.7.
Each mL contains 9 mg of benzyl alcohol as an inactive ingredient.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/31/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.