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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Molypen

Generic Name: Molybdenum

Drug Class: Trace Elements/Metals

What Is Molybdenum and How Does It Work?

Molybdenum is a trace mineral used to treat molybdenum deficiency. Taking molybdenum can prevent deficiency. However, it is very uncommon to have molybdenum deficiency.

Molybdenum is available under the following different brand names: Molypen.

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

Injection solution

  • 25 mcg/mL

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

  • Males or females: 45 mcg/day
  • Pregnancy: 50 mcg/day
  • Lactating: 50 mcg/day
  • Children under 6 months: 2 mcg/day
  • Children 6-12 months: 3 mcg/day
  • Children 1-3 years: 17 mcg/day
  • Children 3-8 years: 22 mcg/day
  • Children 8-13 years: 34 mcg/day
  • Children over 13 years: 43 mcg/day

plementation in Patients Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Molybdenum Deficiency from Prolonged TPN Support

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/13/2017

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