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Ferrous Sulfate

Drug Info for ferrous sulfate

Iron (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate) is used to treat or prevent anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells) when the amount of iron taken in from the diet is not enough. Iron is a mineral that is available as a dietary supplement. It works by helping the body to produce red blood cells.

Ferrous is short for ferrous sulfate, which is an iron supplement. Ferrous is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. People with anemia have less red blood cells than normal. Ferrous is a generic drug also sold under various brand names. Ferrous has been available for medicinal use for many years. In the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, ferrous is the standard treatment.

  • Accrufer
  • Balcoltra
  • Beef/Iron/Wine
  • Bifera
  • BiferaRx
  • Corvite FE
  • Duofer
  • Enfamil Fer-In-Sol
  • EZFE 200
  • Fe-20
  • Femcon Fe
  • Feosol
  • Feosol Bifera
  • Ferate
  • Fergon
  • Liquid Filled Capsule
  • Coated Tablet
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Liquid
  • Long Acting Capsule
  • Long Acting Tablet

Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.

It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take the medicine with a full glass or water or fruit juice. If the medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food.

The chewable tablet must be chewed or crushed before you swallow it.

Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.

The oral liquid may stain your teeth. These stains can be prevented by mixing the medicine with water or other liquids (such as fruit juice, tomato juice), and drinking the medicine with a straw. To remove any iron stains, brush your teeth with baking soda or peroxide.

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to iron supplements, or if you have a condition called hemachromatosis (iron overload disease) or hemosiderosis (iron in the lungs), or any type of anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have stomach or intestinal problems, an active infection, diabetes, porphyria, or other medical problems.

Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Iron may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Iron can cause your stools to be darker in color. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.


Pale or clammy skin

Severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood)

Shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat

Avoid the following foods, or eat them in small amounts at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking your iron: eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tea or coffee, whole-grain cereals, and breads.

Do not take iron supplements by mouth if you are also receiving iron injections.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), acetohydroxamic acid (Lithostat®), or antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline (Vibramycin®), Cipro®, Levaquin®, minocycline, moxifloxacin (Avelox®), Tequin®, or tetracycline.

Tell your doctor if you are using antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®).

  • Fever
  • Shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Bluish-colored lips, hands, or fingernails
  • Chest pain
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea
  • Leg cramps
Frequently Asked Questions

Ferrous Sulfate, a generic drug, is an iron supplement tablet used to treat or prevent iron deficiency anemia. This medication works by producing red blood cells in the body.

In addition to Sulfate, several other similar drugs may be used to treat these symptoms including Fer-Iron, Feratab, and FeroSul. Consult with your doctor to determine the best treatment for your condition.

The average Ferrous Sulfate price without insurance is about $8 for a supply of $7 for a supply of 60, 325 mg tablets, depending on dosage, supply needed, and pharmacy location.

Ferrous Sulfate is a generic drug. You can use our free Ferrous Sulfate discount card to reduce the cost of this drug by up to 80% when you purchase this medication at a participating local pharmacy.

Ferrous Sulfate tablet is only available in 325 mg strength. Follow your doctor's dosage instructions for this drug, or follow the dosage instructions on the packaging.

There is not a Ferrous Sulfate manufacturer coupon or patient assistance program currently available, but you can save on your prescription cost by using our free Ferrous Sulfate coupon card. Our customers typically find that they save more by using our coupons instead of manufacturer coupons.