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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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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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Anemic; how many mg of ferrous sulfate can I take without overdosing?

Anemic; how many mg of ferrous sulfate can I take without overdosing?

About 1500 mg/day: According to medscape, the maximum recommended dose of ferrous sulfate is about 500 mg (or 100 mg iron) three times daily. Don't forget, though, that the appropriate dose for you should be determined with your health care provider, based on what you actually need. If you are getting enough in your diet, you may not need to take a supplement at all. ...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
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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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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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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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Do i need to take 3x aday a ferrous sulfate because my hemoglobin result is 74 only?

Do i need to take 3x aday a ferrous sulfate because my hemoglobin result is 74 only?

Doctor's Advice: Too much iron can damage one's liver. I would first make sure your physician believes you need this much ferrous sulfate before over loading your liver. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Feosol (Definition)

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