Ferrous sulfate

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Ferrous sulfate
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
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Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Ferrous sulfate is a essential minerals that is FDA approved for the treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Common adverse reactions include constipation, darkened colored stools, diarrhea, nausea and stomach upset..

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

Iron Supplement Therapy

Dosing Information

  • Adults and children 12 years and over : take 1 tablet daily or as directed by a doctor

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Ferrous sulfate in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Ferrous sulfate in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

  • Children under 12 years : consult a physician.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Ferrous sulfate in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Ferrous sulfate in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

There is limited information regarding Contraindications of Ferrous sulfate in pediatric patients.

Warnings

  • Do not exceed recommended dosage. The treatment of any anemic condition should be under the advice and supervision of a physician. Since oral iron products interfere with absorption of certain antibiotics, these products should not be taken within tow hours of each other. Occasional gastrointestinal discomfort (such as nausea) may be minimized by taking with meals. Iron-containing products may occasionally cause constipation or diarrhea.
  • If are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advise of a health professional before using this products.
  • Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

There is limited information regarding Clinical Trial Experience of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Postmarketing Experience

There is limited information regarding Postmarketing Experience of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Drug Interactions of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • Pregnancy Category


Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) Pregnancy Category

There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Ferrous sulfate in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Ferrous sulfate during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Ferrous sulfate in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Ferrous sulfate in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

  • Oral
  • Intravenous

Monitoring

There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

  • Description

IV Compatibility

There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Chronic Overdose of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Pharmacology

There is limited information regarding Ferrous sulfate Pharmacology in the drug label.

Mechanism of Action

Structure

There is limited information regarding Ferrous sulfate Structure in the drug label.

Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

How Supplied

Storage

  • Store at room temperature

Images

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Ferrous sulfate in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Ferrous sulfate interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

  • Feosol®

Look-Alike Drug Names

There is limited information regarding Ferrous sulfate Look-Alike Drug Names in the drug label.

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.


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