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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
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
I was told to take feosol (ferrous sulfate) 325 mg 3 times a day...but I purchases a liquid iron instead instead...its a iron amino acid chelate 18 mg...do I take it 3?
Pharmacist: Ask the pharmacist. He/she will be able to to you if the iron product is equivalent. All the best. ...Read more
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
Just took 6 pills of ferrous sulfate 325 mg (5gr) the round red tablet in the last 6 hours. Is it bad? Only slight r.Abdominal pain nausea.
Don't do it again: You'll probably be ok, 6 pills isn't a huge dose, if you feel really sick however, seek medical attention, . ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
Stop!: Yes. Your iron was in normal stage before iron. ...Read more
Please can I get some advice?, my doctor told me to start taking 325 mg of ferrous sulfate three times per day. I was wondering what a good brand is?
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more