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Ferrous sulfate

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Anemia: Ferrous sulfate is another name for an iron supplement. It is used to treat iron deficiency anemia.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Ferrous sulfate: For what?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Try different types of iron since this is a common side effect. Slow release iron is better; adding more kale/spinach/collards are a great source of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Iron: Most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency, so ferrous sulfate gives you the iron you are missing.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Different salts: It is usually cheaper and more effective to take ferrous sulfate to replenish body stores of iron.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Take thyroid med: Then a hour later, iron.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron: Ferrous sulfate is also known as iron. You can use this as a supplement if your iron level is low- as a treatment for iron deficiency. Iron chelatin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,high potency: fine..
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Uncommon : Most iron supplements cause constipation so if you are getting diarrhea, it is an uncommon reaction.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Different pharmacy: Ferrous sulfate should be available from a different pharmacy. Take this medication with food to avoid upsetting your stomach.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Iron supplements: Chelated iron has been treated to bind it to an amino acid, supposedly to make it more like that occurring naturally in foods. It allegedly is more ea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Iron : I am not aware of shortness of breath as an adverse reaction to iron supplements. Shortness of breath may be caused by severe anemia though. You shoul ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The sit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Generally yes: Over the counter vitamins and mineral supplement are generally safe. Gastric acid is necessary, but can become problematic if excessive amounts or ulc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Docs preference: assuming they are treating low Fe , and are following your response, is what most matters.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
40 mg: Ferrous sulfate (US spelling) is about 20% iron. That means that there is about 40 mg of elemental iron in a 200mg tablet of ferrous sulfate
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes for some people: it is better tolerated.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Fumarate, gluconate: Iron tablets help in iron-deficiency anemia. Taking the tablets with food or after eating reduce the side effects of abdominal pain. Both fumarate and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ferrous Gluconate: Ferrous gluconate, in appropriate doses, is a goos iron supplementation if you are anemic. The elixir or pill form are both safe.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
After review: was : Unable to find documentation of headache as a side effect from taking ferrous sulfate.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pacholyk
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in 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 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
No problem: Yes it's easier to digest and more tolerable to take.
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