Ferrous Sulfate

Brand Names

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

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