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CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.

CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.

Iron deficiency: Most of the time iron deficiency is detected when the CBC is abnormal. However, some cases may still show numbers in the normal range, but tending towards a pattern consistent with iron deficiency. If the iron, iron binding and serum ferritin (panel) all point to deficiency then treatment is good. But should also ask why iron is low. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ferrous Sulfate (Definition)

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I'm taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg 5gr tabs and feel dizzy breathing is different?

I'm taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg 5gr tabs and feel dizzy breathing is different?

What is the question: What is your question. Apparently you are being treated for Iron Defeciency Anemia.But unfortunately we don't know what your question is.
We don't have all the information like what is the cause of your Anemia and how long you have had it and what was your blood count, like Hemoglobin, iron level etc.
Consult and follow up with your Doctor and if breathing difficulty go to ER ...Read more

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Pregnant taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg twice daily is 6 hrs long enough to wait before taking another dose? How close is to close for doses?

Pregnant taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg twice daily is 6 hrs long enough to wait before taking another dose? How close is to close for doses?

Iron supplements: Taking iron more frequently won't cause any problem other than complication. The body will only absorb a certain amount and the remainder will pass through your system. The most common complaint with excess iron is constipation. Therefore, you can take it at 6 hour intervals if you don't have symptoms now but you may have symptoms as your body reaches its capacity to absorb the iron. ...Read more

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Took 10 pills of ferrous sulfate 325 mg (5gr) in24 hours. Is it bad? Only slight r.Abdominal pain nausea fatigue dark dark stools severe acid reflux

Took 10 pills of ferrous sulfate 325 mg (5gr) in24 hours. Is it bad? Only slight r.Abdominal pain nausea fatigue dark dark stools severe acid reflux

Why?: High doses or overdose of iron can be deadly. Nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding can occur. Call your doctor or a poison center now to see what your risks are. ...Read more

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I am completely finished with my RX iron 325 mg, but need more. Will the same strength OTC non-RX iron (ferrous sulfate) work just the same? Yes? No?

I am completely finished with my RX iron 325 mg, but need more. Will the same strength OTC non-RX iron (ferrous sulfate) work just the same? Yes? No?

Depending on the: Level of iron deficiency anemia you have, you would need between 160 mg to 480 mg of iron sulfate (there are other compounds) daily. Your body can only absorb so much through the gut before inducing side effects. Most OTC iron preparations are between 5 mg to 65 mg, so likely you would have to take a lot of pills to make up for the deficiency. The key is to have regular checkup to see progress ...Read more

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What is ferrous sulfate used for?

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!?

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?

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?

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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How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

Slight difference: The iron bisglycinate is different form of iron from ferrous sulfate but when studies have been done there is not that much difference in the outcomes but the studies vary a great deal. Some studies show half the amount equals the ferrous sulfate so 175 mg of iron bisglycinate could do the same as 325mg of ferrous sulfate. However both will help iron deficiency. This not proven standard. Hope help ...Read more

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I took 2 iron pills containing 65mg with a total of 325 ferrous sulfate I am scare I overdose myself?

I took 2 iron pills containing 65mg with a total of 325 ferrous sulfate I am scare I overdose myself?

No problem: Two 65 mg pills, a standard size, will enter 130 mg so how did you get up to 325? More pills? Anyway your GI tract and body will easily deal with this and not cause anything but perhaps a darkening of your poop. ...Read more

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Why ferrous sulfate reccomended for anemia?

Why ferrous sulfate reccomended for anemia?

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

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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?

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

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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate iron and chelated iron?

What is the difference between ferrous sulfate iron and chelated iron?

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 chelating agent- on the other hand- is used to bind the iron in your blood and then remove it from your body. This will be used if your iron level is too muc/highh- for instance in the setting where you received multiple blood transfusion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ferrous sulfate to start working, I'm taking a liquid form,?

How long does it take for ferrous sulfate to start working, I'm taking a liquid form,?

Iron therapy: Iron starts working quickly but it takes a few weeks to see the hemoglobin raise 2gms. An increase in the blood reticulocytes will prove that the bone marrow is responding to the iron if it is enough of a dose and is absorbed sufficiently. ...Read more

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Is there a chewable form of ferrous sulfate because I am having trouble taking the pill?

Is there a chewable form of ferrous sulfate because I am having trouble taking the pill?

Yes!: There is a chewable form of ferrous sulfate. The name of the tablet is called IRON CHEWS. It's a special order product. I had a few pediatric patients in need of it. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 325 mg ferrous sulfate. My ferritin was at a 12 yet all other numbers were within normal range. Is this too much iron?

No: Your ferritin level indicates iron deficiency at the time of the test. Women keep losing iron with the menstrual bleeding and it would not do any harm to keep taking supplemental iron while you are having periods. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Feosol (Definition)

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