A complex of ferric hydroxide, Fe(OH)3, in sucrose, used intravenously to treat iron deficiency anemia in hemodialysis patients receiving supplemental erythropoietin therapy.
Sucrose is the organic compound commonly known as table sugar. This white, odorless, crystalline powder has a pleasing, sweet taste. It is best known for its role in human nutrition. The molecule is a disaccharide derived from glucose and fructose with the molecular formula C12H22O11. About 150,000,000 tons are produced annually.