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Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx
(Generic alternative to Slow Fe)

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Slow Fe
(Ferrous Sulfate - non Rx)

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What is Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx used for?

Ferrous sulfate is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

How should Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Slow Fe/Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx ?

Always follow the exact directions your doctor has given you. Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not take antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate. Take ferrous sulfate with a full glass of water. Ferrous sulfate is only part of a complete program of treatment that may include a special diet.

When should Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx not be taken?

Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take ferrous sulfate if you have: iron overload syndrome; hemolytic anemia; porphyria; thalassemia; if you are an alcoholic; or if you receive regular blood transfusions.

What precautions should I follow when taking Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx ?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. It is not known whether ferrous sulfate could be harmful to an unborn baby or if ferrous sulfate can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Seek immediate medical attention if you used too much of this medication, as an overdose may be fatal.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx ?

Do not take any other multivitamin or mineral products within 2 hours before or after you take ferrous sulfate. Avoid taking any antibiotics within 2 hours before or after you take ferrous sulfate. Certain foods can also make it more difficult for your body to absorb ferrous sulfate. Avoid taking this medication within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you eat fish, meat, liver, and whole grain or “fortified” breads or cereals. Avoid using antacids, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

When should Slow Fe /Ferrous Sulfate - Generic non Rx not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction.

Less severe side effects may include: constipation; upset stomach; black or dark-colored stools; or temporary staining of the teeth.

Other: None.

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