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Iron Preparations

Generic Name Brand Name Total Dose
(mg/tab or 5mL)
Elemental Iron
(mg/tab or 5mL)
90 Day Cost
(100 mg elemental iron/day)
Coverage Comments
Polysaccharide Iron Feramax 150 150 $55 BC / IA - NC
Ferrous sulphate Generic adult susp 150 30 $25 BC / IA - Covered
Ferrous gluconate Generic brands 300 35 $15 BC - NC/ IA - Covered
Legend:
BC = Alberta Blue Cross, IA = Indian Affairs, NC = Not covered, SA = special authorization, SR = sustained release, OTC = over the counter, SQ = subcutaneous injection, SS=Social Services