Yes. Unfortunately stomach cramping and constipation are considered common side effects of Slow Fe (ferrous sulfate).
If the constipation becomes a problem you should mention it to your doctor.
Depending on your need for the iron supplement - you could try adding more iron rich foods to your diet see https://www.drugs.com/cg/iron-rich-diet.html
You may then be able to decrease the dose of the supplement (on your doctor's advice).
You could also try increasing the fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement (such as Metamucil). A proper exercise routine and drinking plenty of water will also help.
Taking the iron supplement with vitamin C rich foods (such as orange juice) will make sure that the iron absorption is maximized.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 7 Aug 2009 • 1 answer
I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia...im not understanding why my iron is low if i?
Posted 14 Nov 2011 • 1 answer
Iron Deficiency Anemia - I have had low iron now for about 6 months, but on and off for years. I was
Posted 11 May 2013 • 1 answer
Posted 17 Oct 2013 • 2 answers
Iron Deficiency Anemia - I am Pescitarian and eat/drink a very iron rich diet incl curly kale, beans
Posted 2 Feb 2015 • 1 answer