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Ferrous Sulfate:

Ferrous Sulfate:

Ferrous Sulfate:

Ferrous Sulfate Tablet, Delayed Release (enteric Coated) - Uses, Side Effects, and More

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. Keep this product out of reach of children. If overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center. (Source: www.webmd.com)

Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. (Source: www.webmd.com)

How and when to take it (Source: www.nhs.uk)

The dose of ferrous sulfate depends on why you're taking it and whether you have tablets, capsules or drops. (Source: www.nhs.uk)

If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it's almost time to take the next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. (Source: www.nhs.uk)

Taking too much can cause vomiting, stomach pain or diarrhoea. (Source: www.nhs.uk)

Ferrous Sulfate

Brand: Feosol, Fer-Gen-Sol, Fer-In-Sol, Fer-Iron, FeroSul, Ferra T.D. Caps, Ferro-Bob, Ferrousal, Lydia E. Pinkham, MyKidz Iron 10, Slow Fe, Slow Release Iron (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medication if you have iron overload syndrome, hemolytic anemia (a lack of red blood cells), porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system), thalassemia (a genetic disorder of red blood cells), if you are an alcoholic, or if you receive regular blood transfusions. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

Ferrous sulfate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes a part of your hemoglobin (HEEM o glo bin) and myoglobin (MY o glo bin). Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

How Should I Take Ferrous Sulfate?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222, especially if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of ferrous sulfate can be fatal to a child. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

Avoid taking any other multivitamin or mineral product within 2 hours before or after you take ferrous sulfate. Taking similar mineral products together at the same time can result in a mineral overdose or serious side effects. (Source: www.uofmhealth.org)

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Ferrous Sulfate?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

Your pharmacist can provide more information about ferrous sulfate.

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The iron supplement ferrous sulfate is an iron salt with the chemical formula FeSO (Source: www.healthline.com)

 

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