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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ferrous sulfate O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "An overdose of ferrous sulfate can be fatal to a child. Overdos ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Iron overdose: Usually, an excessive one-time dose of iron washes through your intestines and doesn't cause any side effects other than nausea, vomitina, and diarrhe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
About 1500 mg/day: According to medscape, the maximum recommended dose of ferrous sulfate is about 500 mg (or 100 mg iron) three times daily. Don't forget, though, that ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No problem: Two 65 mg pills, a standard size, will enter 130 mg so how did you get up to 325? More pills? Anyway your GI tract and body will easily deal with th ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No worries: A 400mg dose of ferrous sulfate is not concerning, no need to worry about overdose.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron deficiency: Most likely, she has iron deficiency. This is frequently found in pre-menopausal women. They lose iron through monthly menstrual bleeding.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Ferrous sulfate is iron so if your iron levels are low (measured by a few blood tests), supplemental iron like ferrous sulfate will correct that.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate can interfere with the absorption of certain medications like thyroid hormone. It also can cause stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pacholyk
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Constipation: Mild side effects can include constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.. More severe side effects can include headache, ... Read More
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