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Ferrous Sulphate
Tablets 200mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this
medicine.
• 
Keep this leaflet. You may need
to read it again.
•  you have any further
If
questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
•  medicine has been
This
prescribed for you. Do not pass it
on to others. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the
same as yours.

Index
W
1  hat Ferrous Sulphate
tablets are and what they
are used for
2 Before you take
3 How to take
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store
6 Further information
W
1  hat 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.

2 Before you take
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate tablets and
tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to dried ferrous
sulphate or any of the other ingredients in
Ferrous Sulphate tablets (see section 6).
•  re receiving repeated blood transfusions
a
• are receiving iron intravenously
•  ave a disorder in which there is excessive
h
absorption and storage of iron such as
haemochromatosis.

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

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)
•  iprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin (to treat
c
infections)
• colestyramine
•  ntacids (containing magnesium or
a
aluminium)
•  edicines containing zinc, calcium,
m
phosphorus or trientine
•  ethyldopa (to treat high blood pressure)
m
• penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
• levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease)
• ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

Sugar intolerance

If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicine, as it
contains glucose, sucrose and lactose.

3 How to take

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

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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.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

Doses:
Adults and the elderly
Treatment: 2-3 tablets a day in divided doses.
Prevention: 1 tablet a day.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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.

5 How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use Ferrous Sulphate tablets after the expiry
date stated on the label/carton/bottle. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
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.

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

If you take more 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.

6 Further information
What Ferrous Sulphate tablets contain

If you forget to take the tablets

Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose take it
as soon as you remember it and then take the next
dose at the right time.

• The active substance (the ingredient that makes

the tablets work) is dried ferrous sulphate BP. Each
tablet contains 200mg dried ferrous sulphate BP
equivalent to 65mg ferrous iron.
•  he other ingredients are spray dried liquid
T
glucose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose (101) (E460), lactose
granules containing lactose, maize starch,
pregelatinised maize starch, purified talc (E553),
acacia (E414), gelatin, sucrose, titanium dioxide
(E171) and yellow carnauba wax.

What Ferrous Sulphate tablets look like
and the contents of the pack
Ferrous Sulphate tablets are white, circular,
biconvex, sugar-coated tablets.
Pack size is 100.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in – May 2014.

4 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Ferrous Sulphate tablets can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Contact your doctor at once if you have an allergic
reaction e.g. itchy skin rash, swelling of the face,
lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or
swallowing.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following
side effects:
•  onstipation occasionally causing faecal impaction,
c
diarrhoea, stomach pain, feeling sick and
blackened stools.

Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

AAAG9093 50808956

130x210 Leaflet Reel Fed Profile (BST)

Ferrous sulfate 200mg, PIL (POT), United Kingdom
item no:

AAAG9093

dimensions: 130 x 210

print proof no:

3

pharmacode:

origination date: 30.5.14
approved for print/date

min pt size:

colours/plates:

Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
200mg x 28’s & 100’s (UK)

1. black

JDE No.:

2.
3.
4.

8 pt

50808956

Dimensions: 130x210 (Reel Fed)
Component: Leaflet for Bottles

originated by:
revision date:

26.6.14

Technical Approval

revised by:

db

date sent:

n/a

supplier:

Actavis UK

approved:

n/a

5.

Pharmacode: 3332

6.

db

Date Sent:
23/05/14
Technologist: R.Wrey

Non Printing Colours
1. profile

Technically Approved

2.
3.

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Ferrous Sulphate 200mg tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine.
• 
Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
•  you have any further questions, ask
If
your doctor or pharmacist.
• 
This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms
are the same as yours.

Index
W
1  hat Ferrous Sulphate tablets
are and what they are used for
2 Before you take
3 How to take
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store
6 Further information
W
1  hat 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.

2 Before you take
Do not take Ferrous Sulphate tablets and tell
your doctor if you:

• are allergic (hypersensitive) to dried ferrous
sulphate or any of the other ingredients in Ferrous
Sulphate tablets (see section 6).
• are receiving repeated blood transfusions
• are receiving iron intravenously
•  ave a disorder in which there is excessive
h
absorption and storage of iron such as
haemochromatosis.

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

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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)
•  iprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin (to treat
c
infections)
• colestyramine
•  ntacids (containing magnesium or aluminium)
a
•  edicines containing zinc, calcium, phosphorus or
m
trientine
• methyldopa (to treat high blood pressure)
• penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
• levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease)
• ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

Sugar intolerance

If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine, as it contains glucose,
sucrose and lactose.

3 How to take

Always take Ferrous Sulphate tablets exactly as your
doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with
your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
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.
Doses:
Adults and the elderly
Treatment: 2-3 tablets a day in divided doses.
Prevention: 1 tablet a day.
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.
Children under 6 years or weighing less than
22kg
Not recommended.

Continued over page

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Ferrous sulfate 200mg, tablets Blister PIL (REEL), United Kingdom
item no:

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Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
200mg x 28’s (UK)

1. black

JDE No.:

2.

50808948

4.

8 pt

originated by:

db

revision date:

23.7.14

Technical Approval

revised by:

db

date sent:

n/a

supplier:

Actavis UK

approved:

n/a

Dimensions: 148x210 (Reel Fed)
Component: Leaflet for Blisters

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Pharmacode: 3919

3.

6.
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3.

Date Sent:
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Technologist: R.Wrey
Technically Approved
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If you take more 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 the tablets

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose. If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you
remember it and then take the next dose at the right
time.

6 Further information
What Ferrous Sulphate tablets contain

• The active substance (the ingredient that makes the
tablets work) is dried ferrous sulphate BP. Each tablet
contains 200mg dried ferrous sulphate BP equivalent to
65mg ferrous iron.
•  he other ingredients are spray dried liquid glucose,
T
stearic acid, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline
cellulose (101) (E460), lactose granules containing
lactose, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch,
purified talc (E553), acacia (E414), gelatin, sucrose,
titanium dioxide (E171) and yellow carnauba wax.

What Ferrous Sulphate tablets look like and the
contents of the pack
Ferrous Sulphate tablets are white, circular, biconvex,
sugar-coated tablets.
Pack size is 28 and 100.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.

This leaflet was last revised in – May 2014

4 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Ferrous Sulphate tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Contact your doctor at once if you have an allergic
reaction e.g. itchy skin rash, swelling of the face, lips,
tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side
effects:
•  onstipation occasionally causing faecal impaction,
c
diarrhoea, stomach pain, feeling sick and blackened
stools.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5 How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use Ferrous Sulphate tablets after the expiry date
stated on the label/carton/bottle. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
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.

Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

AAAG9099 50808948

148x210 Leaflet Reel Fed Profile (BST)

Ferrous sulfate 200mg, tablets Blister PIL (REEL), United Kingdom
item no:

AAAG9099

dimensions: 148 x 210

print proof no:

4

pharmacode:

origination date: 22.6.14
approved for print/date

min pt size:

colours/plates:

Ferrous Sulphate Tablets
200mg x 28’s (UK)

1. black

JDE No.:

2.

50808948

4.

8 pt

originated by:

db

revision date:

23.7.14

Technical Approval

revised by:

db

date sent:

n/a

supplier:

Actavis UK

approved:

n/a

Dimensions: 148x210 (Reel Fed)
Component: Leaflet for Blisters

5.

Pharmacode: 3919

3.

6.
Non Printing Colours
1. profile
2.
3.

Date Sent:
23/05/14
Technologist: R.Wrey
Technically Approved
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