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

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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