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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

FERROUS SULPHATE TABLETS BP 200 MG
(ferrous sulphate)

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Ferrous Sulphate tablets carefully to get the
best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

Page 2 - Reverse of top visible panel

Children 6-12 years
Treatment:
Children weighing over 22 kg: one tablet a day
Children weighing over 44 kg: one tablet twice a day.
Children weighing over 66 kg: one tablet three times a day.
A liquid preparation maybe more appropriate for children.
Children under 6 years or weighing less than 22 kg
Not recommended.

SZ00000LL000

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Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg Tablets
28 tablets

Lot:

Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.

EXP:

Page 4

If you take more Ferrous Sulphate Tablets than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any
contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.
Symptoms of an overdose include:
• Up to 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning including being sick and diarrhoea, heart disorders such as
low blood pressure (hypotension) and a racing heart (tachycardia), metabolic changes such as too much acid in
the body (acidosis) and high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), nervous system depression ranging from tiredness to
coma, temporary relief of symptoms may occur.
• After 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning and obstruction, shock, too much acid in the body (acidosis),
fits, coma, liver failure, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), low blood sugar, problems with
blood clotting, low production of urine, kidney failure, fluid in the lungs.

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place. Follow the recommended doses below or use as
directed by your doctor. Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken daily. To treat
anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day. Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or
weighing less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous
sulphate. Also contains sucrose. PL 04416/0216.

Base Label

• a blood disease (haemoglobinopathy)
• an iron storage or absorption disease
• gastrointestinal disease.

2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets and tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic or have previously been allergic to ferrous sulphate, iron salts, or any of the other ingredients in
this medicine (See section 6 Further information).
• are receiving repeated blood transfusions.
• are receiving iron intravenously.
• have a disorder in which there is excessive absorption and storage of iron such as haemochromatosis.

Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

If you forget to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is due within the
next two hours, take a single dose straight away and skip the next. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Ferrous Sulphate tablets can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
If you get any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor straight away or seek
emergency help immediately:

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• allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, breathlessness. and/or
collapse.
Ferrous sulphate may also cause the following:
• Feeling sick (nausea).
• Being sick (vomiting).
• Gastro-intestinal irritation (Stomach upset).
• Stomach pains.
• Blackening of stools.
• Diarrhoea and constipation (occasionally faecal impaction)

Page 6

If any of these effects becomes serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Keep out of reach and sight of children as an overdose may be fatal.
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets after the expiry date shown on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets should be stored in a cool dry place.

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medicines containing zinc, calcium, phosphorus or trientine
methyldopa (to treat high blood pressure)
penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease)
ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
iron-binding agents such as phosphates, oxalates and components of tea, coffee and milk which can impair
the absorption of iron
• bisphosphonates (such as alendronic acid or disodium etidronate) used generally for osteoporosis
• dimercaprol used for the treatment of acute poisoning by certain heavy metals
• thyroid hormones such as levothyroxine used for the treatment of an under active thyroid.
Oral iron reduces the absorption of levothyroxine (thyroxine) thus should be taken at least 2 hours apart.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:
• tetracyclines (to treat infections)
• ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin (to treat infections)
• colestyramine
• antacids (containing magnesium or aluminium)

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrous Sulphate tablets if you have:
• haemolytic anaemia

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1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for
Ferrous Sulphate tablets belong to a group of medicines called iron supplements. These medicines work by replacing
body iron. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough
iron, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells needed to keep you in good health. This condition is
called irondeficiency anaemia.
Ferrous Sulphate tablets are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.

Peel Here But Do Not Remove

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In this leaflet:
1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
6. Further information

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If you notice any visible signs of deterioration such as broken tablets, take them to your pharmacist for advice before
taking them.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets contains:
Each tablet contains 200 mg of the active substance ferrous sulphate BP equivalent to 65 mg ferrous iron.
The other ingredients include: Core: stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate, microcrystalline

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine is recommended for use during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding.

3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Always take Ferrous Sulphate tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or
pharmacist.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Ferrous Sulphate
Each tablet contains 70.47 mg of sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

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cellulose, croscarmellose sodium.
Coating: opaglos (shellac, acetylated monoglyceride, povidone), titanium dioxide (E171), sucrose, calcium carbonate
light, acacia, purified talc, Mastercote White SP0962 (titanium dioxide (E171), sugar), wax polish (beeswax, shellac,
carnauba wax).
See end of section 2 for further information on sucrose.
Contents of the pack:
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are available in packs of 28, 100 and 1,000.

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ferrous sulphate #200
mg tablets

Food and drink
Ferrous Sulphate tablets should not be taken within one hour before or two hours after eating or drinking the following
products: tea, coffee, milk, eggs and whole grains. These products can reduce the absorption of iron. Meat and products
containing vitamin C can increase the absorption of iron. Follow the advice of your dietician or doctor when taking
Ferrous Sulphate tablets with any of the food or drink listed.

Page 9

This leaflet was last revised in 08/2012.

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Doses:
Adults and the elderly
To prevent anaemia - one tablet daily
To treat anaemia - one tablet 2 - 3 times daily

Page 10

Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg Tablets

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The marketing authorisation holder is:
Sandoz Ltd,
Frimley Business Park, Frimley,
Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, UK.
The manufacturer is:
Clonmel Chemicals Ltd, Clonmel, Ireland.

Swallow the tablets whole with water. Although iron preparations are best absorbed on an empty stomach,
they may be taken after food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.

28 tablets

Larger text version of
the leaflet can be made
available upon request.

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place. Follow the recommended doses below or use as
directed by your doctor. Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken daily. To treat
anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day. Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or
weighing less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous
sulphate. Also contains sucrose. PL 04416/0216.
Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

Page 1 - Top reverse panel

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

FERROUS SULPHATE TABLETS BP 200 MG
(ferrous sulphate)

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Ferrous Sulphate tablets carefully to get the
best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

Page 2 - Reverse of top visible panel

Children 6-12 years
Treatment:
Children weighing over 22 kg: one tablet a day
Children weighing over 44 kg: one tablet twice a day.
Children weighing over 66 kg: one tablet three times a day.
A liquid preparation maybe more appropriate for children.
Children under 6 years or weighing less than 22 kg
Not recommended.

SZ00000LL000

Page 3

Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg Tablets
100 tablets

Lot:

Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.

EXP:

Page 4

If you take more Ferrous Sulphate Tablets than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any
contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.
Symptoms of an overdose include:
• Up to 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning including being sick and diarrhoea, heart disorders such as
low blood pressure (hypotension) and a racing heart (tachycardia), metabolic changes such as too much acid in
the body (acidosis) and high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), nervous system depression ranging from tiredness to
coma, temporary relief of symptoms may occur.
• After 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning and obstruction, shock, too much acid in the body (acidosis),
fits, coma, liver failure, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), low blood sugar, problems with
blood clotting, low production of urine, kidney failure, fluid in the lungs.

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place. Follow the recommended doses below or use as
directed by your doctor. Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken daily. To treat
anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day. Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or
weighing less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous
sulphate. Also contains sucrose. PL 04416/0216.

Base Label

• a blood disease (haemoglobinopathy)
• an iron storage or absorption disease
• gastrointestinal disease.

2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets and tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic or have previously been allergic to ferrous sulphate, iron salts, or any of the other ingredients in
this medicine (See section 6 Further information).
• are receiving repeated blood transfusions.
• are receiving iron intravenously.
• have a disorder in which there is excessive absorption and storage of iron such as haemochromatosis.

Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

If you forget to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is due within the
next two hours, take a single dose straight away and skip the next. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Ferrous Sulphate tablets can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
If you get any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor straight away or seek
emergency help immediately:

Page 13

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• allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, breathlessness. and/or
collapse.
Ferrous sulphate may also cause the following:
• Feeling sick (nausea).
• Being sick (vomiting).
• Gastro-intestinal irritation (Stomach upset).
• Stomach pains.
• Blackening of stools.
• Diarrhoea and constipation (occasionally faecal impaction)

Page 6

If any of these effects becomes serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Keep out of reach and sight of children as an overdose may be fatal.
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets after the expiry date shown on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets should be stored in a cool dry place.

Page 14








medicines containing zinc, calcium, phosphorus or trientine
methyldopa (to treat high blood pressure)
penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease)
ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
iron-binding agents such as phosphates, oxalates and components of tea, coffee and milk which can impair
the absorption of iron
• bisphosphonates (such as alendronic acid or disodium etidronate) used generally for osteoporosis
• dimercaprol used for the treatment of acute poisoning by certain heavy metals
• thyroid hormones such as levothyroxine used for the treatment of an under active thyroid.
Oral iron reduces the absorption of levothyroxine (thyroxine) thus should be taken at least 2 hours apart.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:
• tetracyclines (to treat infections)
• ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin (to treat infections)
• colestyramine
• antacids (containing magnesium or aluminium)

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrous Sulphate tablets if you have:
• haemolytic anaemia

Page 12

L0000/0

1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for
Ferrous Sulphate tablets belong to a group of medicines called iron supplements. These medicines work by replacing
body iron. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough
iron, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells needed to keep you in good health. This condition is
called irondeficiency anaemia.
Ferrous Sulphate tablets are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.

Peel Here But Do Not Remove

Page 11

In this leaflet:
1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
6. Further information

Page 15

Page 7

If you notice any visible signs of deterioration such as broken tablets, take them to your pharmacist for advice before
taking them.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets contains:
Each tablet contains 200 mg of the active substance ferrous sulphate BP equivalent to 65 mg ferrous iron.
The other ingredients include: Core: stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate, microcrystalline

Page 16

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine is recommended for use during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding.

3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Always take Ferrous Sulphate tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or
pharmacist.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Ferrous Sulphate
Each tablet contains 70.47 mg of sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

Page 8

cellulose, croscarmellose sodium.
Coating: opaglos (shellac, acetylated monoglyceride, povidone), titanium dioxide (E171), sucrose, calcium carbonate
light, acacia, purified talc, Mastercote White SP0962 (titanium dioxide (E171), sugar), wax polish (beeswax, shellac,
carnauba wax).
See end of section 2 for further information on sucrose.
Contents of the pack:
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are available in packs of 28, 100 and 1,000.

Page 17

ferrous sulphate #200
mg tablets

Food and drink
Ferrous Sulphate tablets should not be taken within one hour before or two hours after eating or drinking the following
products: tea, coffee, milk, eggs and whole grains. These products can reduce the absorption of iron. Meat and products
containing vitamin C can increase the absorption of iron. Follow the advice of your dietician or doctor when taking
Ferrous Sulphate tablets with any of the food or drink listed.

Page 9

This leaflet was last revised in 08/2012.

Page 18

Doses:
Adults and the elderly
To prevent anaemia - one tablet daily
To treat anaemia - one tablet 2 - 3 times daily

Page 10

Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg Tablets

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The marketing authorisation holder is:
Sandoz Ltd,
Frimley Business Park, Frimley,
Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, UK.
The manufacturer is:
Clonmel Chemicals Ltd, Clonmel, Ireland.

Swallow the tablets whole with water. Although iron preparations are best absorbed on an empty stomach,
they may be taken after food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.

100 tablets
Larger text version of
the leaflet can be made
available upon request.

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place. Follow the recommended doses below or use as
directed by your doctor. Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken daily. To treat
anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day. Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or
weighing less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous
sulphate. Also contains sucrose. PL 04416/0216.
Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

Page 1 - Top reverse panel

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

FERROUS SULPHATE TABLETS BP 200 MG
(ferrous sulphate)

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Ferrous Sulphate
tablets carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
6. Further information

Page 2 - Reverse of top visible panel

Ferrous Sulphate tablets are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.
2. Before you take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets and tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic or have previously been allergic to ferrous sulphate, iron salts, or any of the
other ingredients in this medicine (See section 6 Further information).
• are receiving repeated blood transfusions.
• are receiving iron intravenously.
• have a disorder in which there is excessive absorption and storage of iron such as
haemochromatosis.

4. Possible side effects

If you take more Ferrous Sulphate Tablets than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have
swallowed any contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor
immediately. Symptoms of an overdose include:
• Up to 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning including being sick and diarrhoea,
heart disorders such as low blood pressure (hypotension) and a racing heart (tachycardia),
metabolic changes such as too much acid in the body (acidosis) and high blood sugar
(hyperglycaemia), nervous system depression ranging from tiredness to coma, temporary
relief of symptoms may occur.
• After 24 hours: stomach and intestinal poisoning and obstruction, shock, too much acid in
the body (acidosis), fits, coma, liver failure, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the
eyes), low blood sugar, problems with blood clotting, low production of urine, kidney failure,
fluid in the lungs.
If you forget to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is

Like all medicines Ferrous Sulphate tablets can cause side effects although not everybody gets
them.
If you get any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor straight
away or seek emergency help immediately:
• allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, breathlessness
and/or collapse.
Ferrous sulphate may also cause the following:
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Being sick (vomiting)
• Gastro-intestinal irritation (Stomach upset)
• Stomach pains
• Blackening of stools
• Diarrhoea and constipation (occasionally faecal impaction).

Tablets

1000 tablets

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place.
Follow the recommended doses below or use as directed by your doctor.
Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken
daily. To treat anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day.
Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or weighing
less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous sulphate. Also contains sucrose.

EXP:

Lot:

Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and
sight of children as overdose may be fatal.

Base Label

PL 04416/0216

Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park,
Frimley, Camberley,
P
Surrey, GU16 7SR

Keep out of reach and sight of children as an overdose may be fatal.
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets after the expiry date shown on the label. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets should be stored in a cool dry place.
If you notice any visible signs of deterioration such as broken tablets, take them to your
pharmacist for advice before taking them.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets contains:
Each tablet contains 200 mg of the active substance ferrous sulphate BP equivalent to 65 mg

Page 9

Peel Here But Do Not Remove

Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg

If any of these effects becomes serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Ferrous Sulphate Tablets

Page 8

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Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:
• tetracyclines (to treat infections)
• ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin (to treat infections)
• colestyramine
• antacids (containing magnesium or aluminium)
• medicines containing zinc, calcium, phosphorus or trientine
• methyldopa (to treat high blood pressure)
• penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
• levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease)
• ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
• iron-binding agents such as phosphates, oxalates and components of tea, coffee and milk
which can impair the absorption of iron

ferrous
sulphate
#200 mg
tablets

• bisphosphonates (such as alendronic acid or disodium etidronate) used generally for
osteoporosis
• dimercaprol used for the treatment of acute poisoning by certain heavy metals
• thyroid hormones such as levothyroxine used for the treatment of an under active thyroid.
Oral iron reduces the absorption of levothyroxine (thyroxine) thus should be taken at least 2
hours apart.

Food and drink
Ferrous Sulphate tablets should not be taken within one hour before or two hours after eating or
drinking the following products: tea, coffee, milk, eggs and whole grains. These products can
reduce the absorption of iron. Meat and products containing vitamin C can increase the
absorption of iron. Follow the advice of your dietician or doctor when taking Ferrous Sulphate
tablets with any of the food or drink listed.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine is recommended for use during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ferrous Sulphate tablets if you have:
• haemolytic anaemia
• a blood disease (haemoglobinopathy)
• an iron storage or absorption disease
• gastrointestinal disease

Page 4

due within the next two hours, take a single dose straight away and skip the next. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Children under 6 years or weighing less than 22kg
Not recommended.

SZ00000LL000

Ferrous Sulphate tablets belong to a group of medicines called iron supplements. These medicines
work by replacing body iron. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells.
When the body does not get enough iron, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells
needed to keep you in good health. This condition is called irondeficiency anaemia.

Page 3

A liquid preparation maybe more appropriate for children.

Page 7

1. What Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are and what they are used for

Swallow the tablets whole with water. Although iron preparations are best absorbed on an
empty stomach, they may be taken after food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Ferrous Sulphate
Each tablet contains 70.47 mg of sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
Always take Ferrous Sulphate tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure,
check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Page 5

Coating: opaglos (shellac, acetylated monoglyceride, povidone), titanium dioxide (E171),
sucrose, calcium carbonate light, acacia, purified talc, Mastercote White SP0962 (titanium
dioxide (E171), sugar), wax polish (beeswax, shellac, carnauba wax).
See end of section 2 for further information on sucrose.
Contents of the pack:
Ferrous Sulphate Tablets are available in packs of 28, 100 and 1,000.

The manufacturer is:
Clonmel Chemicals Ltd, Clonmel, Ireland.
This leaflet was last revised in 08/2012.

Page 10

Children 6-12 years
Treatment:
Children weighing over 22kg: one tablet a day.
Children weighing over 44kg: one tablet twice a day.
Children weighing over 66kg: one tablet three times a day.

Page 6

ferrous iron.
The other ingredients include: Core: stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate,
microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The marketing authorisation holder is:
Sandoz Ltd,
Frimley Business Park, Frimley,
Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, UK.

Doses:
Adults and the elderly
To prevent anaemia - one tablet daily.
To treat anaemia - one tablet 2 - 3 times daily.

Larger text version of
the leaflet can be made
available upon request.

Ferrous Sulphate 200 mg
Tablets

1000 tablets

Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store in a cool dry place.
Follow the recommended doses below or use as directed by your doctor.
Adults and the elderly: To prevent anaemia, one tablet should be taken
daily. To treat anaemia, one tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day.
Children: Not recommended for children under 6 years or weighing
less than 22 kg. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Each tablet contains 200 mg ferrous sulphate. Also contains sucrose.
Warning: Contains iron. Keep out of the reach and
sight of children as overdose may be fatal.
PL 04416/0216

Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park,
Frimley, Camberley,
P
Surrey, GU16 7SR

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