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Ferrous Sulf Medication
I've been prescribed Ferrous Fumarate for low hemoglobin. Is this medication unlikely to give me a allergic reaction, I'm not allergic to anything?
Very doubtful: Low, minimal incidence of side effects with this medication. ...Read more
I have anemia and take iron medication (ferrous sulfate). Should I continue if I recently developed hemorrhoids and the iron makes me constipated?
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I am taking ferrous sulfa. Drug 3x daily, and it says to take on an empty stomach. After I take this drug, how long later can I eat? I am anemic.
Ferrous sulfate: This is best absorbed from an acid stomach environment. Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate, and you can probably eat at about the same time. ...Read more
Does propranolol, carbimazole, piriton or ferrous sulphate cause breathing problems? Because I've been experiencing this since taking these drugs.
Propranolol: Propranol is a beta nerve blocker. Beta stimulating medications such as albuterol help open the airways. When the beta nerves are blocked by the propranol this can lead to worsening asthma/breathing problems. Carbimazole treats hyperthyroid, piriton is an antihistamine and ferrous sulfate iron all of which would cause minimal effect on breathing. ...Read more
On 200mg t.I.d Ferrous sulphate with 94 Hb level. Approx or expectedly when should Hb rise to normal?
Several months: Because the average life span of a red blood cell is about 120 days. When the RBC is relaesed into the circulation the hemoglobin is formed containing the iron molecule. It remains constant throughout the life of the RBC. So until enough new RBCs are made with higher amounts of Hgb (hemoglobin) the lab value will not change significantly. It also depend on how well your body is absorbing the iron ...Read more
I take my ferrous sulphate 3x a day every 6 hrs. Am I wrong? Or do I have to follow 8hrs? Dr didn't specify time. Just 3x a day.
Medication Timing: Directions for taking a medicine 3 times a day is different than every 8 hours. You are correct in the way you are taking it. A better description would be three times a day while awake. If the directions said every 8 hours, then that is how you should take it. In reality, there are very few medications that it makes much difference. ...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
Iron supplement: Women can experience fatigue during menopause. Iron supplements, such as ferrous sulfate, can help with fatigue, especially if the cause of your fatigue is anemia. See your doctor to help determine the most likely causes for your symptoms during menopause. There may be another treatment that will work better for you. ...Read more
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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
Can I take trimethroprim tablets with ferrous sulphate tablets! Are there any interactions between these ferrous sulphate and trimethroprim?
Interactions: There is no interaction and they are perfectly safe ...Read more
Hi I am manoj I took ferrous sulphate 335 (equivalent elemantal iron 100mg, flick acid 500mg) tabs 1 in 1 days for 4 days do I get iron overdosage??
Do you need it?: Men usually don't need iron supplement. Is your iron level low? Ferrous sulfate 325mg 1-3 times a day is the usual prescribed dose. It can cause constipation and greenish dark stool. If you don't need it, potentially you could build up too much iron in your body. So make sure with your doctor that you need it first ...Read more
I did an iron test but I got 36, how long would it take me to build to 38? I take 28mg ferrous bi-glycinate daily. Is there faster way to build it up
Iron test: Eating lots green vegetables can improve your iron. Iron fortified cereals is another good source of iron. ...Read more
Make new blood cells: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...Read more
Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate can interfere with the absorption of certain medications like thyroid hormone. It also can cause stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea, and achiness. If one takes excessive amounts of iron over long periods of time it can very rarely cause organ damage such as heart and liver failure. ...Read more
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
Yes for some people: It is better tolerated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 easily absorbed through cell walls. Ferrous sulfate is the most common & cheapest iron supplement but may not be well tolerated. Ferrous fumarate is better absorbed, but heme iron polypeptide is well tolerated & absorbed. Vitamin c enhances iron uptake. ...Read more