Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Halal infant iron drops

Looking for Halal infant iron drops / syrup.There seems to be only two choices for canadian manufactured iron supplement in liquid form.

Trying to avoid Enfamil Fer In sol drops since it has alcohol in it:

FER IN SOL INGREDIENTS
Enfamil Fer in sol - Oral Drops
Each 1.0 mL of liquid contains ferrous sulfate 75 mg (equivalent to 15 mg elemental iron). Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial flavouring, citric acid anhydrous, ethyl alcohol, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol solution, and sugar. Alcohol: 0.16%.

Enfamil Fer in sol - Syrup
Each 5 mL of syrup contains ferrous sulfate 150 mg (equivalent to 30 mg elemental iron). Each teaspoonful contains 5 mL. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial flavouring, citric acid anhydrous, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sodium chloride, sorbitol solution, sugar, and sulfuric acid. This medication does not contain alcohol. (great!)* Seems ok. anyone have any info to add regarding Enfamil Fer in Sol syrup is welcome...

PELAFAR INGREDIENTS
Capsules
Each scarlet capsule, printed "PALAFER" in white ink on the body and cap, contains ferrous fumarate M.D.I. (micro dispersible form) 300 mg representing 100 mg of elemental iron. Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Red No. 2, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, lactose, povidone, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, and sodium lauryl sulphate(Dangerous).

Suspension
Each 5 mL of brown-coloured suspension contains ferrous fumarate 300 mg equivalent to 100 mg elemental iron. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial cherry flavour, caramel, carrageenan, glycerin, methylparaben, propylparaben, sorbitol solution, sucrose, and water.

FERODAN INGREDIENTS
Infant Drops
Each mL of light amber to green/gold solution with an aromatic fruity flavour contains ferrous sulfate 75 mg (equivalent to elemental iron 15 mg). Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, flavours (lemon, pineapple, and strawberry), glycerin, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol, and sucrose. This medication does not contain gluten, lactose, or tartrazine.

Syrup
Each 5 mL of light amber solution with an aromatic fruity flavour contains ferrous sulfate 150 mg (equivalent to elemental iron 30 mg). Nonmedicinal ingredients:citric acid, flavours (lemon, pineapple, and strawberry), glycerin, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol, and sucrose. This medication does not contain gluten, lactose, or tartrazine.

Tablet (nothing fishy but not practical for kids)
Each red, round, odorless tablet contains 300 mg of ferrous sulfate (60 mg of elemental iron). Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, crospovidone, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, PEG 400 polyvinylpyrrolidone, povidone, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

Going to contact ODAN LAB which manufacture FERODAN
Problem with Ferodan is they contain Glycerin. GREAT!!

And as always if anyone has any positive / constructive contribution to make or any suggestions regarding an alternative then go ahead and comment. Any stupid / sarcastic / negative comments will be deleted or ridiculed (LOL)..

Also a bit on info / data on iron:

Allah hafiz

1 comment:

Hidden Gem said...

call them and find out the source of the glycerin, to see if it is plant or animal sourced... usually it is plant source.

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