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Ferric Citrate

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 2338-05-8

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Iron is a normal component of human milk. Studies on various forms of iron indicate that breastmilk levels are not increased greatly after exogenous administration. No special precautions are necessary. Pasteurization of milk by the Holder method reduces the concentration of iron in milk by about 6.5%.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1.
Mohd-Taufek N, Cartwright D, Davies M et al. The effect of pasteurization on trace elements in donor breast milk. J Perinatol. 2016;36:897-900. [PubMed: 27253894]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Ferric Citrate

CAS Registry Number

2338-05-8

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Ferric Compounds
  • Chelating Agents

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