back Ferrum Iodatum

Iodide of Iron. Preparation.- Triturations.


Combines with the blood state and debility of Iron the cachexia of Iodine, rendering it especially useful in scrofulous and chlorotic conditions, and when the system is in an impoverished state. In such persons, its chief curative range is in the female sexual system, where may be present passive congestion, atony and uterine displacements, with their usual phenomena,


Head.- Cephalalgia.

Pace.- Injected, red; chlorotic look (Ars., Ferr.).

Abdomen.- Fullness, even after a little food, as if she had eaten too much (Lyc.); a sort of upward pressure; stuffed feeling as if she could not lean forward (Nux v.).

Urine. - Dark-colored, depositing a thick white sediment; urine scalds.

Female Organs. - oConstant bearing down as if something was coming away; while sitting, feels as if pushed something up; she can touch the cervix uteri (Bell., Lil.). Retroversion of the uterus. oLeucorrhoea like boiled starch, when the bowels move the discharge is stringy. oItching and soreness of vulva and vagina (Sulph.); parts much swollen.

Compare.- Caul., Ferr., Helon., Sep., Sulph.


Has been found most useful in conditions resulting from atony and passive congestion of the female generative organs; uterine displacements, with symptoms above given; leucorrhoea ; suppressed menses ; pruritus. In acute nephritis following the exanthemata it has proved a most valuable remedy. Chlorosis in scrofulous patients ; suppurative stage of tuberculosis ; scrofulous affections in general.

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