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 187 68
Anemia 63 19
General health 24 10
Low iron levels 10 11
Restless legs syndrome 7 7

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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 1
Moderate 23
Mild 27
None 64

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous sulfate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 27
Nausea 4
Black stool 3
Diarrhea 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 12
325 mg twice daily 4
324 mg daily 3
200 mg daily 2
6.8 mg twice daily 1
28 mg daily 1
325 mg weekly 1
65 mg daily 1
88 mg daily 1
134 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 32
Doctor's advice 30
Other 20
Side effects too severe 11
Did not seem to work 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 86 patients who've stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 12
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 14
5 - 10 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 65
Usually 34
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 77
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 47
Not specified 67
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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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