Table 3.

IV iron formulations

MedicationMolecular Weight (Da)Maximum Daily DoseIron Concentration (mg/ml)Test-Dose RequiredBlack Box Warning
Iron dextran265,000100 mg50YesYes
Low mol wt iron dextran165,000 low mol wt iron dextran100 mg50YesYes
Sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose injection289,000–444,000125 mg12.5NoNo
Iron sucrose injection, United States Pharmacopeial34,000–60,000200 mg in CKD (100 mg if on hemodialysis, 300–400 mg if on peritoneal dialysis)20NoNo
Ferumoxytol750,000510 mg30NoYes
Iron isomaltoside,150,00020 mg/kg100NoNo
FCM injection150,000750 mg if weight >50 kg (15 mg/kg if weight <50 kg)50NoNo