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Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate
I work in a "farm" industry. Is it safe to work with fertilizers (ammonium sulfate, Zn, Mn, etc) or with herbicides and pesticides while pregnant?
Yes with caution: It is very important to wear protective clothing. Should not let anything absorb through your skin especially on hands. And if you are spraying anything make sure you wear protective devices for your face and avoid spraying in tight indoor spaces where you might breath in chemicals. ...Read more
Ferrous sulfate: Although it is possible to have side effects from ferrous sulfate ingestion, in small amounts it will probably not hurt you. Ferrous sulfate is used to fortify foods and sometimes used to treat iron deficiency anemia. It should not be used on a regular basis unless prescribed by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
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 diarrhea. Too much iron over many months can cause iron build-up in your body and may require chelation therapy. You need to visit your healthcare provider and get appropriate testing depending on how much iron you have taken. ...Read more
Is it common for ferritin levels to increase from 33 ug/L to 95 ug/L after taking 300 mg x 3 times a day of ferrous sulfate for 10 days?
Constipation: Mild side effects can include constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.. More severe side effects can include headache, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stool; fever; vomiting with continuing sharp stomach pain. ...Read more
I had level 13 of iron about 2 months ago & i took ferrous sulfate once everyday since. I stopped taking them 4 days ago should I be okay without them?
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