What is Ferrous sulfate?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Iron supplement

Ferrous sulfate is to treat iron-deficiency anemia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Iron deficiency anemia 186 64
Anemia 63 18
General health 24 10
Low iron levels 10 11
Restless legs syndrome 7 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 22
Mild 25
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous sulfate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 26
Black stool 3
Diarrhea 3
Nausea 3
Stomach pain 3
Chronic constipation 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Dosage Patients Percentage
325 mg daily 14
324 mg daily 4
90 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
325 mg twice daily 2
325 mg three times daily 2
6.8 mg twice daily 1
28 mg daily 1
325 mg weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 31
Course of treatment ended 30
Other 19
Side effects too severe 10
Did not seem to work 8
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 84 patients who've stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 60
Usually 33
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 71
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 43
Not specified 65
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4 patient evaluations for Ferrous sulfate

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2012 (Started Jul 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anemia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 22 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Consult your doctor, but it helped me!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Apr 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for iron deficiency anemia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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