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 166 55
Anemia 50 17
General health 22 10
Low iron levels 8 7
Iron deficiency 6 5
RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) 5 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 21
Mild 24
None 47

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ferrous sulfate

Side effect Patients
Constipation 22
Upset stomach 5
Nausea 3
Stomach pain 3
Black stools 2
Chronic constipation 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Dosage Patients
325 mg daily 17
650 mg daily 3
65 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
325 mg twice daily 2
325 mg three times daily 2
650 mg twice daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 26
Course of treatment ended 24
Other 15
Side effects too severe 9
Did not seem to work 6
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ferrous sulfate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 32
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 50
Usually 27
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 58
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 36
Not specified 55
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4 patient evaluations for Ferrous sulfate

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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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
Wicked13
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Wicked13
Data Quality: 2 stars
Age: 36y
Gender: F
Condition: Psoriasis
I am: n
BSA% 25
DLQI score: 8
I have:
Psoriasis

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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
dschipman
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dschipman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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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