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See Available Brands of Ferrous sulfate in India

Ferrous sulfate, an iron supplement, is prescribed for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.


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Ferrous sulfate Indications / Ferrous sulfate Uses

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Ferrous sulfate Adverse Reactions / Ferrous sulfate Side Effects

Ferrous sulfate can cause serious side effects such as constipation, GI upset, tarry stools and temporary discoloration of teeth.


Ferrous sulfate is contraindicated in patients with haemolytic anemia, thalassemia, iron overload problems, porphyria, patients receiving regular hemotransfusions and in alcoholics.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Ferrous sulfate can interact with other drugs such as penicillamine, Levodopa, methyldopa, chloramphenicol, etidronate, dimercaprol, antacids, tetracycline group of drugs and acetohydroxamic acid.

Other Interactions

Concomitant administration of mineral products within or before two hours of Ferrous sulfate intake can cause serious mineral overdose problems. Avoid taking meat, liver, whole grains, fish or cereals before or after 2 hours of Ferrous sulfate.


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Ferrous sulfate should be preferably taken at least one or two hours before or after a meal.

List of Contraindications

Ferrous sulfate and Pregnancy

The safety of Ferrous sulfate in pregnancy is poorly studied. Pregnant mothers should consult a healthcare provider before taking Ferrous sulfate.

Ferrous sulfate and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult a physician before taking Ferrous sulfate

Ferrous sulfate and Children

Self medication of Ferrous sulfate in children without proper medical advice should be avoided.

Ferrous sulfate and Geriatic

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Ferrous sulfate and Other Contraindications

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Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

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