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Ferrous Sulfate (Overview)

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


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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Are headaches a side effect of ferrous sulfate?

Are headaches a side effect of ferrous sulfate?

After review: was : Unable to find documentation of headache as a side effect from taking ferrous sulfate. ...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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