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.
What is Ferrous Sulfate and what is it used for?
Ferrous Sulfate tablets belong to a group of supplements called iron supplements. These supplements work by replacing body iron. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough iron, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells needed to keep you in good health. This condition is called iron-deficiency anaemia.
How To Take Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Tablets
Always take this supplement exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose:
Adults and the elderly
- One tablet, two to three times daily.
- One tablet a day.
Children 6-12 years
- Children weighing over 22kg: one tablet a day.
- Children weighing over 44kg: one tablet twice a day.
- Children weighing over 66kg: one tablet three times a day.
- Children under 6 years or weighing less than 22kg: Not recommended.
Possible Side Effects
Like all supplements, this supplement can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Contact your doctor at once if you have an allergic reaction e.g. itchy skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
- constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain, feeling sick, blackened stools, loss of appetite (the link between dose and altered bowel habit is not clear).
- irritation and ulceration of the gullet can occur if the tablets become stuck, so take with water
- increased risk of tooth decay and infections (during prolonged use)
- 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 difficulty swallowing may also be at risk of ulceration of the throat, oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach). If the tablet enters the airways, there may be a risk of ulceration of the bronchus (the major air passages of the lungs), resulting in bronchial narrowing.