Iron Deficiency Anaemia Information

If you, or your doctor suspect that you’re not getting enough iron, or suffering from iron deficiency anaemia, know you are not alone. Insufficient iron is the most common dietary deficiency, not only for Canadians, but worldwide. There are a range of factors (many of them highly treatable) that make this so. Find out Who Needs Iron, or learn more about dietary iron in our FAQs.

Common and Curable

According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 80% of people (globally) aren’t getting enough dietary iron. As many as 30% of all people have anaemia due to prolonged iron deficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some of our most frequently asked questions about IronOne™. Please be sure to read the product package and accompanying instructions before using. Always speak with your physician or pharmacist first to determine whether IronOne™ is right for you.


  • What is IronOne™?

    Ironone™ is recommended to help prevent iron deficiency anaemia.

  • Should I ask a doctor before I start using IronOne™?

    Yes. Consult with your physician to confirm that IronOne™ is right for your prevention of iron deficiency anaemia or low iron. To learn more, use our Symptom Checker Tool, and share the results with your healthcare professional.

  • Are there any allergens in IronOne™ that I should be aware of?

    IronOne™ is free of common allergens, such as gluten, lactose, and sugar. Before taking IronOne™, please discuss allergy concerns with your doctor or pharmacist, and determine whether IronOne™ is suitable for your health needs.

  • Can’t I get iron from food?

    Yes, you can get iron from both animal based, and plant based foods. Depending on your overall health, and whether you have any underlying medical conditions, it may be difficult to meet the daily recommended amount of iron you need through food alone, especially if you follow a plant-based diet.

  • How is IronOne™ dosed?

    A standard dosage of IronOne™ is one 30 mg tablet per day, taken orally, once daily. Take with food a few hours before or after taking other medications.

  • How much Elemental Iron is in each dose of IronOne™?

    Each dose of IronOne™ contains 30 mg of Elemental Iron (Iron pyrophosphate).

  • Where can I purchase IronOne™?

    IronOne™ is available for purchase behind the counter at all major pharmacies in Canada.

  • What are the ingredients in IronOne™?

    Medicinal ingredients: Elemental iron (Iron (III) pyrophosphate) 30 mg.

    Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, mono-and diglycerides of fatty acids, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, crospovidone.

  • How long does it take for IronOne™ to work?

    Most people start to feel better within a few days of beginning treatment. Even though you feel better, you will need to keep taking the pills for several months to build up your iron stores. Sometimes it takes up to 6 months of treatment with iron supplements before iron levels return to normal.

  • How much IronOne™ can I take in one day?

    The standard daily dose of IronOne™ is one 30 mg tablet. Please consult with your physician or pharmacist first to determine the dosage that’s right for your needs. Do not exceed this amount, unless otherwise instructed by a healthcare professional.

  • Can I take IronOne™ while pregnant/breastfeeding?

    Yes, IronOne™ is safe to take in the preconception period, during your pregnancy, and while lactating.

  • Is the iron in IronOne™ heme or non-heme?

    Being iron pyrophospate, it is a non-heme iron.

  • Is IronOne™ gluten free?

    Yes, IronOne™ is gluten, lactose and sugar-free.

  • How do I take IronOne™?

    Adults should take 1 tablet daily, at any time of the day, or as recommended by your doctor. IronOne™ should be swallowed whole with water or juice. Take with food a few hours before or after taking other medications.

  • What happens if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose of IronOne™, take the next dose as directed. Do not take two doses at once.

  • Can I crush IronOne™ if I have trouble swallowing pills?

    We recommend keeping the tablet intact for maximum effectiveness. Do not crush or cut the tablet.

  • How should IronOne™ be stored?

    IronOne™ should be stored in a dry place away from excessive heat/cold, and be kept safely out of reach of children. Iron intake exceeding the physician recommended amount can lead to fatal overdose.

  • What causes iron deficiency?

    The primary causes of iron deficiency include: a diet poor in iron intake, various health conditions associated with bleeding (such as heavy menstrual bleeding) and absorption problems. Learn more.

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