Sytron is an oral solution for adults, children and babies to treat iron deficiency anaemia caused by too little iron in the body. The form of iron used in this product means that it is less likely to cause stomach upsets than other iron-containing medicines, and will not discolour teeth. It is taken by:

  • People with iron deficiency anaemia (especially children)
  • Pregnant women when other forms of oral iron may not be well tolerated
  • People who have become anaemic as a result of having rheumatoid arthritis.
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Sytron is indicated in adults, children and infants for iron deficiency anaemia:

• Notably in paediatrics;

• In pregnancy when other forms of oral iron may not be well tolerated;

• In anaemias secondary to rheumatoid arthritis.


Adults and the elderly;5 ml increasing gradually to 10 ml three times daily.

Paediatric population:Treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia in all paediatric age groups is 3-6 mg/kg (max 200 mg) of elemental iron daily given in 2-3 divided doses.

Babies of low birth weight who are solely breast-fed:A daily dose of 5 mg of elemental iron as prophylactic iron supplementation for babies of low birth weight who are solely breast-fed is recommended. Higher doses up to 2 mg/kg of elemental iron per day might be needed to cover the needs of growing exclusively breastfed infants. Supplementation is started 4-6 weeks after birth and continued until mixed feeding is established.


Allergic reactions: e.g. itchy skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

You may feel sick or have mild diarrhoea in the early stages of treatment. These effects should quickly disappear if you stop taking Sytron for a short time.