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. 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. Ferrous Sulfate tablets are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.
Uses / Instructions
The recommended dose is
Adults and the elderly
Treatment: one tablet, two to three times daily.
Prevention: 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
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrous Sulfate tablets if you have:
• had a gastrectomy (operation to remove all or part of the stomach)
• history of stomach ulcer
• inflammatory bowel disease
• diverticulicular disease (where pouches form in the bowel wall)
• intestinal strictures (abnormal narrowing of the bowel often caused by inflammation)
• co-existing deficiency of Vitamin B12 or folic acid
• haemoglobinopathies (blood disorders)
• iron overload
• difficulty swallowing.
Like all medicines, this medicine 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
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects
• The active substance (the ingredient that makes the tablets work) is dried ferrous sulfate BP. Each tablet
contains 200mg dried ferrous sulfate BP equivalent to 65mg ferrous iron.
For a full list of other ingredients see the patient information leaflet that comes with your pack