What is Ferrous Sulfate? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Ferrous Sulfate? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Ferrous sulfate is a type of iron. You usually get iron from your diet. In the body, iron becomes part of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to tissues and organs through the blood. Myoglobin helps muscle cells store oxygen.


Ferrous sulfate is used to treat  iron deficiency anemia.

Ferrous sulfate is mainly used as a precursor for other iron compounds. It is a reducing agent and helps reduce chromates in cement to less toxic Cr(III) compounds. Historically, iron sulfate has been used as a dye fixative in the textile industry for centuries. It has historically been used to blacken leather and as an ingredient in iron bump ink.


Use ferrous sulfate as directed on the label or as directed by your doctor.Take on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.Carefully weigh the solution. Use the included syringe or dosimeter (not a kitchen spoon).Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew or break it. You may have to follow a special diet. Follow all directions from your doctor or nutritionist. Learn about foods to eat and avoid.Store at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.

Side Effects:

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • green stool
  • loss of appetite
  • heat
  • bloody or tarry stools
  • vomiting


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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