Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Tablets (28)
- Iron Supplement
- Active Ingredient: Dried Ferrous Sulfate BP
Ferrous Sulfate tablets belong to a group of medicines called iron supplements. These medicines work by replacing body iron. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells.
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Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets contain iron, a mineral essential for the production of red blood cells. Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are used to treat anaemia caused by a lack of iron in the diet or loss of iron from the body.
Iron is responsible for the creation of healthy blood cells, which are required for transportation of oxygen around the body. Anaemia happens when the body has too little iron and can’t produce healthy blood cells. This is often caused by such things as blood loss, pregnancy or to little iron from your diet.
Available as Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, it can also be found as drops that can be swallowed. Ferrous Sulfate Tablets can sometimes be hard on the stomach, so an alternative is great for people who suffer from stomach sensitivity.
Tablet Ferrous Sulfate
Speaking of alternatives, tablet ferrous sulfate are also available as modified-release or capsules, but they tend not be absorbed as well as the other options.
A box of tablet ferrous sulfate can be purchased from pharmacies but it is also available via prescription.
You may come across other brand names for tablet ferrous sulfate called Feospan, Ferrograd, and Ironorm Drops.
Ferrous Sulfate Iron Tablets
Here are some key facts about Ferrous Sulfate Iron Tablets:
- Ferrous sulfate iron tablets work best when taken on an empty stomach. However, some people may experience an upset stomach, in this case you’d take it with food to lessen the upset.
- Most people being to feel better after taking ferrous sulfate iron tablet after 1 week (assuming they are taken because of an iron deficiency), but it could take up to 4 weeks before any effect is felt.
- Common side effects associated with ferrous sulfate include nauseousness, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea.
Ferrous Sulfate Coated Tablets
Ferrous Sulfate Coated Tablets are used to treat iron deficiency that is caused by a lack of iron in the diet or loss of iron from the body.
As the name implies, iron deficiency anaemia is due to insufficient iron in the body. Iron is responsible for healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body to multiple tissues. If there isn’t enough iron in the body, symptoms will slowly start to show over the span of multiple years. As a result, you may start to think that feeling tired and short of breath is a normal part of your daily life.
Make sure to a have a word with your doctor if you have been experiencing any of these symptoms for a prolonged period of time:
- Tiredness and lack of energy
- Shortness of breath
- Noticeable heartbeats
- Pale skin
Iron deficiency anaemia can usually be corrected using supplements such as Ferrous Sulfate Coated Tablets. However, sometimes supplements may not be enough or simply be inadequate because the person cannot absorb them well. In this case, your doctor may opt for something called an iron infusion. This would be similar to Ferrous Sulfate Coated Tablets and other supplements, in the sense that you’re circumventing food and simply adding iron to the body, but instead of a tablet or capsule, it is administered intravenously and at high doses.
Iron Tablets Ferrous Sulfate
As said above, instead of taking Iron Tablets Ferrous Sulfate, iron infusion is a procedure in which iron is delivered to the body intravenously. This method of supplementation is also known as intravenous infusion (IV).
This method of supplementation is only likely after someone has already tried supplementing via traditional methods, such as using Iron Tablets Ferrous Sulfate and has shown little to no increase in iron levels.
A doctor will recommend an IV infusion if you:
- Can’t take iron orally
- Can’t absorb iron adequately in the gut
- Need to increase iron levels fast to avoid medical complications or a blood infusion
- Can’t absorb enough iron due to blood loss
Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Tablets
Before using a supplement like Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Tablets, your GP will want to confirm whether or not you’re anaemic. This blood test will usually be called an FBC, full blood count. This will conclude if the amount of red blood cells you have is above or below the recommended number.
Generally, you won’t have to do anything to prepare for this blood test. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anaemia. Other types of anaemias include vitamin b12 and folate anaemia, which a FBC should also pick up.
The results of this blood test will determine whether or not you will need to use Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Tablets. Iron deficiency in men and women will be classified as a level of 10 or less micromoles per litre of blood.
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 200mg
Once your blood levels have been tested and the results have shown if you’re anaemic or not, Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 200mg may be given on prescription by your GP.
Typically, prescribed medications will be stronger than over-the-counter supplements. Depending on the severity of your iron deficiency, you may need to use Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 200mg for a long time before the levels of iron in the blood have increased.
Your doctor may recommend that you increase the amount of Vitamin C alongside an iron supplement such as Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 200mg to help absorption. Follow the GPs advice on how long or often you will have to take your iron supplement.
Once Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 200mg have been taken for a couple of months, your GP may carry out a repeat blood test to check if your iron levels are returning to normal.
Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets
If you’re diet is found to be the culprit of your low iron levels, you may be told by your doctor to try and improve it before Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets can be used.
Foods and drinks that are rich in iron include:
- Dark-green leafy vegetables like watercress and curly kale
- Cereals and bread with extra iron added to them
- Dried fruit like apricots, prune and raisins
You should try to avoid eating and drinking:
- Milk and dairy
- Foods with high levels of phytic acid, such as wholegrain cereals, which can stop the body absorbing iron from other foods and pills
Large amounts of these foods and drinks make it harder for the body to absorb Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets or iron from other sources.
Consult with a specialist dietician if you’re finding it too difficult to include iron in your diet. They may be able to offer a diet plan that is high in iron and promotes better iron absorption.
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Bp 200mg
Due to the risk of mouth ulceration and tooth discolouration, Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Bp 200mg should not be sucked, chewed or kept in the mouth but swallowed whole with water. If you cannot follow this instruction or have difficulty swallowing, please contact a doctor.
If you accidently choke on one of the Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Bp 200mg, please contact a doctor as soon as possible. This is because there is a risk of ulcers and narrowing of the bronchus occurring if the tablet enters the airways. This may result in persistent coughing, coughing up blood and/or feeling out of breath, even if the choking happened day to months before the symptoms occurred. Therefore, you need to be urgently assessed to make sure that any of the Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Bp 200mg haven’t damaged your airways.
Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets Side Effects
Like all medicines, Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets side effects can occur but not everybody will experience them.
Serious Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets side effects:
As can happen with any medication, a small amount of people can develop an allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following, seek medical help immediately:
- Rash, itching, or difficulty breathing
Other Ferrous Sulfate 200 Mg Tablets side effects that have been reported:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
- Feeling or being sick
- Darkening of stools
- Loss of appetite
Irritation and ulceration of the gullet can occur if the tablets become stuck, so take with water.
If you take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets for longer than you should, you are at an increased risk of tooth decay and infections.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Mouth ulceration (in case of incorrect use, when tablets are chewed, sucked or left in the mouth). All patients, but especially elderly patients and patients with difficulties swallowing may also be at risk of ulceration of the throat or oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach). If the tablet enters the airways, there may be a risk of ulceration of bronchus (the major air passages of the lungs), resulting in bronchial narrowing.
How To Take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
Always follow the instructions given to you by your doctor on how to take Ferrous Sulfate tablets. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you aren’t sure.
Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not suck, chew or keep the tablet in your mouth.
Adults and elderly:
Prevention of iron deficiency anaemia: One tablet daily.
Treatment of iron deficiency anaemia: One tablet two or three times daily
- Take Ferrous Sulfate tablets by mouth
- Ferrous sulfate tablets should not be taken with tea, milk or eggs
Treatment should not last for more than three months after anaemia is controlled.
If you take more Ferrous Sulfate than you should:
Contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately. Take the patient information leaflet with you so your doctor will know what you have taken.
Symptoms of an overdose include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and vomiting blood (haematemesis).
If you have any trouble following the how to take ferrous sulfate tablets guidance, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
What Are Ferrous Sulfate Tablets?
A common question we often see online is “What are ferrous sulfate tablets?”
Ferrous sulfate is specifically designed to help treat and prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Insufficient iron causes the body to not produce as much red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. As a result, an iron deficiency can leave you feeling tired and short of breath.
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Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Ingredients
If you are allergic to any of the following Ferrous Sulfate tablets ingredients, please do not use this medication and seek a suitable alternative.
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Ingredients (Active): Dried ferrous sulfate 200mg (equivalent to 65mg Ferrous Iron (Fe II)).
The other Ferrous Sulfate Tablets Ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose (E460(i)), pregelatinized starch, crospovidone, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate (E572), polyvinyl alcohol (E1203), talc (E553B), titanium dioxide (E171), glycerol monocaprylocaprate (E471), sodium lauryl sulfate (E487), macrogol (PEG) polyvinyl alcohol graftcopolymer (E1209), aspartame (E951).