Feosol®, Mol-Iron®, Slow Fe®
How is it Administered?
Ferrous sulfate comes in regular, coated, and extended-release tablets.
What is Ferrous Sulfate Used For?
Ferrous sulfate provides the iron needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is used to treat or prevent iron-deficiency anemia.
What Should I Tell My Doctor Before I Begin Taking Ferrous Sulfate?
Tell your doctor:
- if you are allergic to ferrous sulfate, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any other drugs
- what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially chloramphenicol, cimetidine (Tagamet), levodopa (Larodopa, Sinemet), methyldopa (Aldomet), and vitamins
- if you have or have ever had ulcers, colitis, or intestinal disease