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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ferrous Sulfate (Overview)

Ferrous sulfate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


Dr. Sheila Smith
92 doctors shared insights

Ferrous Sulfate (Overview)

Ferrous sulfate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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I used to take ferrous sulfate for my iron and hemoglobin., pharmacy run out it, i took fumarate, is there bad effect on me of it, 2tbt(400mg) a day?

I used to take ferrous sulfate for my iron and hemoglobin., pharmacy run out  it, i took fumarate, is there bad effect on me of it, 2tbt(400mg) a day?

Different pharmacy: Ferrous sulfate should be available from a different pharmacy. Take this medication with food to avoid upsetting your stomach. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Generally yes: Over the counter vitamins and mineral supplement are generally safe. Gastric acid is necessary, but can become problematic if excessive amounts or ulcers develop. Okay to ask your health care team for advice. Stop using them if your develop symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the usual side effects of ferrous sulfate?

What are the usual side effects of ferrous sulfate?

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

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What is the treatment for ferrous sulfate overdose?

What is the treatment for ferrous sulfate overdose?

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

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Took too many ferrous sulfate pills, need help and advice!?

Took too many ferrous sulfate pills, need help and advice!?

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

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What is ferrous sulfate used for?

Iron deficiency: It is taken orally to increase iron in the blood ...Read more

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Took too many ferrous sulfate pills, need help and advice!?

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

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I accidentally took 5 feosol (ferrous sulfate) 65mg. What could happen?

More info at:: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a dr and gets ferrous sulfate?

Iron deficiency: Most likely, she has iron deficiency. This is frequently found in pre-menopausal women. They lose iron through monthly menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Is ferrous sulfate harmful? Will it hurt me if it is in my food and i eat it?

Is ferrous sulfate harmful? Will it hurt me if it is in my food and i eat it?

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

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Can ferrous sulfate help your iron?

Can ferrous sulfate help your iron?

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. ...Read more

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Side effects of ferrous sulfate like feosol?

Side effects of ferrous sulfate like feosol?

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

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What are the usual side effects of ferrous sulfate?

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

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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate & chelated iron?

What is the difference between ferrous sulfate &  chelated iron?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Feosol (Definition)

Feosol is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more