Can I just take 7 pills of the 45 mg to get the same dose or is there a difference in the make up of the meds that would make this not ok
16 Oct 2010
Don't take that many without clearing it with the doctor or pharmacist. Doctors prescribe certain supplements that they are familiar with, you can probably take the 45 mg feosol in place of the 325 ferrous sulfate at the normal 45 mg strength. Call you doctor and ask, tell him you already have the Feosol. Taking 7 is probably going to be too much.
16 Oct 2010
No, as already pointed out this is way too much.
The Ferrous sulfate tablets you have been prescribed contain 65 mg of elemental iron.
Feosol tablets contain 45mg of elemental iron.
You are best to take 1 to 2 Feosol tablets daily to get a similar dose of iron that you have been prescribed from the ferrous sulfate tablets.
(It is probably best not to cut the Feosol tablets in half as they probably have a special outer coating which you ruin if the tablets are cut in half)
- Ferrous Sulfate Information for Consumers
- Ferrous Sulfate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ferrous Sulfate (detailed)
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