Galfer Syrup 100ml

Free delivery on orders over €50


Free delivery on orders over €50 - *there may be additional charge for larger items. Visit our delivery information page to find out more.


Galfer Syrup is a sugar free liquid containing ferrous fumarate which are used to replace low levels of iron in the blood, for the treatment and prevention of anaemia caused by iron deficiency. It can be taken by adults and children.

Directions for use:

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: 

  • To prevent iron deficiency take two 5ml spoonfuls once a day. 
  • To treat iron deficiency take two 5ml spoonfuls once or twice a day

Take this medicine before meals on an empty stomach if possible. If Galfer Syrup upsets your stomach, take it with or after food. 

Some foods such as tea, eggs and milk may reduce the amount of iron absorbed by the body. Check with the doctor or pharmacist about which foods to avoid. 

Galfer Syrup may make your stools darker than usual. This is a normal effect of medicines containing iron. 

Galfer Syrup may blacken the teeth. To help prevent this, rinse your mouth with water after taking. 

Vitamin C and drinks containing citric acid may increase the amount of Iron absorbed.

If your symptoms have not started to improve after 28 days, you should ask your doctor for advice. 

Treatment should not normally carry on for more than 3 months after the iron deficiency has been corrected. Your doctor will advise you when to stop.


  • Do not use the medicine if you or your child have:
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients listed below. 
  • Other problems with iron in the blood (including conditions that lead to iron building up in soft tissues, or problems with red blood cells). 
  • A stomach ulcer or other stomach or bowel problem.
  • Had repeated blood transfusions in the past.
  • Anaemia not related to low levels of iron before. 
  • Are currently having iron injections. 
  • Or are taking dimercaprol for metal poisoning

Talk to your doctor if you or your child have;

  • A history of stomach ulcers. 
  • Had part or all of the stomach removed.
  • Vitamin deficiency particularly vitamin B12 or folic acid. 
  • An intolerance to some sugars, or have been diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare genetic disorder in which a person cannot break down fructose (sorbitol is a source of fructose).
  • Or are a male, as iron deficiency is less common in men than women, and the causes may need investigating further by the doctor.


The active ingredient per 5ml is: Ferrous fumarate 140mg (equivalent to 45mg of elemental iron) The other ingredients are: Aluminium magnesium silicate, sodium parahydroxybenzoates (E219, E215), (sulfites), citric acid (E330), liquid maltitol (containing maltitol (E965) and sorbitol (E420)), chocolate flavour (contains milk - lactose, ethanol, propylene glycol (E1520), benzyl alcohol (E1519), sodium benzoate (E211)), peppermint flavour (propylene glycol (E1520), benzyl alcohol (E1519)) and purified water.

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Cost

A delivery charge of €6.50 is applied to orders under €50. We offer free delivery on orders over €50* (*Large and bulky mobility items may incur an additional fee – this will be communicated to you prior to order confirmation)

Delivery Range

At present, we deliver to anywhere within the Republic of Ireland. We do not ship internationally.

Delivery Schedule

We will ship goods within 5 working days of receipt of payment from our Webstore at our Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork location. We deliver in partnership with An Post and Fastway Couriers. We do not ship on weekends or Bank Holidays. If any goods are out of stock, we will advise you of an expected availability date. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number when ordering with us online.

Once your order has shipped, it will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days (*This is an estimate, based on our current observed delivery times. Deliveries may take longer during busy periods or due to external factors beyond our control)

Delivery Tracking

You can track your order online with An Post Tracking / Fastway Couriers by entering the tracking number you will have received in your shipping confirmation email.

If you have not received a tracking number or cannot locate it, please contact us and we will provide the tracking details for you.


Damaged Items

All items are carefully inspected by our team prior to dispatch. If an item becomes damaged in transit, you must notify no more than 24 hours after receiving your item, as items damaged in transit must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

Returning Unwanted Items

If your purchase does not fit your needs or requirements, you may notify and return your item within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund on the price of the product. Returns made up to a maximum of 30 days post-purchase will be issued a credit note for the value of the returned product.

Return Criteria

All items must be returned in "as new" condition, including all original packaging, in order to receive a refund. Please ensure any wheelchairs or rollator is suitable before use, as once the tyres demonstrate signs of use, they cannot be refunded. Where products require assembly, products must be carefully dis-assembled and repackaged before being returned to us.

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