Ferrous Sulfate tablets are a form of iron supplement, this medication can be used to prevent or treat iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron is an essential mineral needed to produce a sufficient amount of red blood cells.
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What is Ferrous Sulfate?
This medication can be used to treat or prevent low levels of iron in cases when it can not be achieved through your diet or if you have experienced a large amount of blood loss.
How does it work?
Ferrous Sulfate can begin to show signs of improvement after one week. It helps the body to replace red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body.
Is Ferrous Sulfate suitable for me?
It is not recommended for those who have anaemia not caused by low iron levels and also sufferers of conditions such as haemochromatosis or hemosiderosis.
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible Side Effects
- Stomach pain
- Blackened stools
- Loss of appetite
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Your dosage is dependent on your doctor's recommendations and the extent of your condition.
Recommended Dosage for Ferrous Sulfate
- To treat anaemia take up to 3 tablets a day
- To prevent anaemia take a tablet once a day
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What is the best way to take Ferrous Sulfate?
It is most effective to take this medication on an empty stomach. Avoid consuming tea, coffee, eggs and dairy products soon after.
How long will I need to take this medication for?
In order to treat anaemia ferrous Sulfate you will need to take this medication for several months and then another 3 months to ensure your body has a sufficient supply. If taking this medication to prevent anaemia, you will need to take it as long as the risk is present.
Can I take ferrous sulfate with other medications
Ferrous Sulfate can also affect the way other medicines work, so it is advised not to take or at least not within a close time frame of certain medications. It is recommended to leave a 2-hour gap between each medication and consult your doctor on how to best manage your timings.
Will I have more energy after taking Ferrous Sulfate?
When suffering from anaemia you can experience low levels of energy. Therefore when taking ferrous Sulfate, your iron levels will become boosted, so you will become more energised.
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