I am wondering if it can help you lose weight. I have never taken this medication, but it has been prescribed by my doctor and I want to get to know more about this medication.
Can Ferrous Sulfate make you lose weight?
Question posted by Iurb on 8 Nov 2014
Last updated on 23 August 2019 by Eureka1987
This drug that you are referring to is a irol supplement prescribed to you and given by the pharmacist to help raise your white blood count and hemoglobins. Its prescribed to individuals with an anemic issue.
I have been taking this drug for a little over a year now and I went from being tall, thin, and a flat stomach to tall, chubby, and a pooch in my belly and everywhere else too.
Ferrous doesnt make you gain weight, it increases you appetite making you wanting to eat more. I never noticed it, so I just ate when I was wanting to eat and disregarded what my body was actually telling me. I went form 130Ibs to 143Ibs. For a woman always being thin and petite, I noticed a significant change in my body. For someone who has never had weight on their body before, your body almost feels swollen.
So, if your looking to take this drug, to loose weight; I suggest you not to go with this drug. But, if your doctor is prescribing it to you, then you are probably anemic and Ferrous is meant to raise your white blood count and hemoglobins. Now, this iron supplement is suppose to increase your energy levels, and make you less weak and tired. But, increase of appetite is the trick one.
Hope this helps.
lurb''' ferrous sulfate IS better known as IRON and should cause no problems with weight it's in just about all multi vitamins but could be you are slightly enemic on Iron and that is why the doctor has you on the Iron..to build you up they find this in your blood as low or it shows up other way to the doctor very safe and one of the oldest suppliments that i know of depending on mg you get it over the counter so safe preg.woman take it with there prenatal vitamins when needed..hope this helps some Chuck1957 medically retired pharmacy Technician.
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