Ferrous Sulfate - what is the recommended daily dosage?

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2 Dec 2009

The recommended daily dose of ferrous sulfate in the U.S is:

For oral dosage forms (capsules, tablets, oral solution):

* To prevent deficiency, the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes:
o For the U.S.
o Adult and teenage males—10 milligrams (mg) per day.
o Adult and teenage females—10 to 15 mg per day.
o Pregnant females—30 mg per day.
o Breast-feeding females—15 mg per day.
o Children 7 to 10 years of age—10 mg per day.
o Children 4 to 6 years of age—10 mg per day.
o Children birth to 3 years of age—6 to 10 mg per day.

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Marvell 2 Dec 2009

The above is the recommended daily intake but to treat deficiency it depends on how low your iron levels are and your doctor needs to suggest a dose.

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