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What is the definition or description of: Feosol (ferrous sulfate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Feosol (ferrous sulfate) allergy?

Feosol allergy: Feosol (ferrous sulfate) is supplement used to prevent or treat Iron deficiency. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Potential adverse reactions include: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/feosol-original-side-effects. Html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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Can I take ferrous sulfate if I am allergic to sulfar?

Can I take ferrous sulfate if I am allergic to sulfar?

Yes: There is frequently confusion when patients are allergic to a sulfa antibiotic and they are prescribed a medicine which has "sulfate" in the description. There is no problem using these medications even if one is allergic to sulfa. ...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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I take ferrous sulfate & omeprazole how far apart should they be taken hour wise?

I take ferrous sulfate & omeprazole how far apart should they be taken hour wise?

6 hours or more: At least 6 hours apart. Absorption of iron requires stomach acid, which is suppressed by omeprazole, and similar medications. ...Read more

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Does taking over-the-counter iron pills has the same results as taking prescribed ferrous sulfate?

Does taking over-the-counter iron pills has the same results as taking prescribed ferrous sulfate?

Depends on...: It will be absorbed in the body the same way, but depending on how low the iron level is, you may need to take the prescription one as this has more milligrams of iron. ...Read more

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Started ferrous sulfate for anemia yesterday, curious as to how long before I could feel better? Said was 9.8 and should be 13 (?)

Started ferrous sulfate for anemia yesterday, curious as to how long before I could feel better? Said was 9.8 and should be 13 (?)

Depends: With your hemoglobin being at 9.8, it is likely that you have no iron stores. Depending on how regularly you take the iron supplement and how good you are at absorbing it, it will take a few months to replenish the stores. It would not be a bad idea to stay on the supplement as long as you have menstrual periods. ...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?

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

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As of 4/30 ferritin is 6.1ng took ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day re took lab test as of 5/13 ferritin is 18ng is the rate of increase really slow?

Family practice: Normal ferritin has a large normal range 18-200. You have tripled your ferritin level in one month. I think that is a good response. Have another test in a few months. Are your symptoms improving. Has your dr found a cause why it's low. That is important. ...Read more

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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

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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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Ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate--which is better?

Ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate--which is better?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. ...Read more

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Ferrous sulfate vs ferrous gluconate. Which is better?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ferrous sulfate and taking vitamin e?

Is it okay to take ferrous sulfate and taking vitamin e?

Iron supplements: It's okay to take ferrous sulfate and vitamin E together. The main things than interfere with iron absorption are calcium, zinc, acid-blocking medications, and tea. ...Read more

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Can ferrous sulfate affects my period delay?

Can ferrous sulfate affects my period delay?

Ingesting: ferrous sulfate should not delay your period. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 > ...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 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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Ferrous Sulfate (Definition)

Ferrous sulfate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Feosol (Definition)

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