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 182 65
General health 24 10
Low iron levels 9 11
Iron deficiency 7 5
Restless legs syndrome 6 3

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 22
Mild 26
None 58

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous sulfate

Side effect Patients
Constipation 26
Upset stomach 5
Black stools 3
Diarrhea 3
Nausea 3
Stomach pain 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Dosage Patients
325 mg daily 27
325 mg twice daily 6
200 mg daily 4
75 mg daily 3
324 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
325 mg three times daily 2
650 mg twice daily 2
6.8 mg twice daily 1
28 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 29
Course of treatment ended 28
Other 17
Side effects too severe 10
Did not seem to work 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 79 patients who've stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 59
Usually 31
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 69
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 41
Not specified 64
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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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