Ferrous Sulphate


What is Ferrous Sulphate for ?

Iron deficiency either due to chronic blood loss or poor absorption.

How does Ferrous Sulphate work ?

Treats Iron Deficiency.

How should Ferrous Sulphate be used ?

Oral.

Common side effects of Ferrous Sulphate ?

GI upset, black stools, abdominal discomfort or pain by oral therapy.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What precautions should I take when taking Ferrous Sulphate ?

If you have an allergy to this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Ferrous Sulphate with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Ferrous Sulphate ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Minerals.