User Reviews for Ferrous sulfate
Also known as: Chem-Sol, Fe 50, Fe Caps, Feosol Original, Fer-Gen-Sol, Fer-In-Sol, Fer-Iron, Feratab, Fero-Gradumet Filmtab, FeroSul, Ferra T.D. Caps, Ferra-TD, Ferro-Bob, Ferro-Time, Ferrospace, Ferrousal, Iron Sulfate, Lydia E. Pinkham, Mol-Iron, MyKidz Iron 10, Slow Fe, Slow Release Iron, Yieronia …show all brand names
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|Vitamin/Mineral Supp...n and Deficiency||1 review||663 medications|
|Vitamin/Mineral Supp...gnancy/Lactation||1 review||504 medications|
|Anemia Associated wi...ic Renal Failure||1 review||62 medications|
|Iron Deficiency Anemia||13 reviews||89 medications|
|Summary of Ferrous sulfate reviews||8.9||16 reviews|
Reviews for Ferrous sulfate
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I was prescribed to take 300mg a day, along with stool softeners because this product is know to cause constipation. Thankfully I waited to take the stool softeners because I have been taking this medication for 6 days and have been glued to the toilet for 2 of them. I haven't noticed any positive effects from this medication. A full list of my side effects so far have been: feeling like I'm going to throw up, my stomach gurgling a lot, painful gas, and very strong diarrhea (very watery about 4 times in the morning then 5/6 during the day time)."
Too much side effects (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I have been taking this medication for about 3 weeks, and I am using a generic over the counter brand. When I started the medication, I was told to be prepared for some slight constipation. What I wasn't told was that this medication would cause me terrible diarrhea. For the last week and a half I have been having watery diarrhea 5-7 times a day, and this side effect is more negative and has impaired my life more than the anemia did. Got off the medication 3 days ago, but the diarrhea still hasn't stopped, and doesn't show any signs of stopping soon either. Wanted to write this review for anyone who was only told to expect constipation like I was, it isn't always the case!!"
Only One? (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "Stomach problems cramps constipation and diarrhea sometimes"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 31, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I had Restless legs. It was so bad I couldn't sleep at night. The original meds I was taking for it quit working all of a sudden. I had been taking Pramipexole. My doc said there was nothing else she could do for me. I requested an appt. with a neurologist. He prescribed feosol. It worked like a charm. God bless him as I was in bad shape not being able to sleep and going to work the next day. If you GP can't help you always as for a specialist. I found Feosol at CVS Pharmacy. If you can't find it always ask the pharmacist. It is an OTC MED."
katrinaballarina June 27, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
Slow Fe (ferrous sulfate) for Iron Deficiency Anemia: "The pill itself is fine..but the package is ridiculous. .the pills are too hard to get out of the package..i had to cut..poke with knive and scissors etc..please make a more user friendly package or just put in a bottle..having arthritis and less flexibility in my hands..it was impossible to get the pill out in a solid piece....its most likely my only purchase of slow fe unless i can find one in different package"
Harleysue December 1, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I have been taking this for a week now. My doctor prescribed stool softeners to take with it as well, so I'm not having any problems with the constipation. My hemoglobin is at a 9 and my ferritin level is at a 7. The very first day I took it I got so sick (nausea, stomach pains, light-headed & sweating). I have to take it twice a day and the side effects are less apparent than before. I hope this works."
dc422 (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "After being terrified of blood tests for years, I finally had one after my fainting got worse and I thought it'd be smart to check it out, I always knew it'd be lack of iron because I'm not a fan of the foods that contain iron. I've been taking the ferrous sulphate for nearly 2 months now and although I feel so much more energetic and no longer get tired at the top of the stairs or faint, I often get awful stomach cramps of which I expect is due to the constipation but I can only describe them as being a whole lot worse then period pains and also a huge lack in appetite. I'm already underweight and I worry I'll get further complications due to not eating other types of food, but all in all the pill have made me feel so much more energised"
Lulu0000 August 7, 2015
42 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "Upset stomach."
SMPCart (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 8, 2014
19 users found this comment helpful.
Feosol Original (ferrous sulfate) for Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure: "5 years"
Dr Waqar Anwer MD February 20, 2014
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "Technically this helped my anemia - got me from ferritin levels of about 5 to 15 in three months. Apparently it should have been much more though, so not sure what I did wrong. Anyway, it did help most of my bad anemia symptoms - heart palpitations, restless leg, tiredness when just walking to the shops. Downside is that it tends to mess up my digestion - unlike other people here who said it constipates them, it gives me a diarrhoea, especially when I drink it with juice."
KatKatS November 15, 2013
69 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I have only been taking ferrous Sulphate for 3 weeks but have found the results beneficial. My anemia was affecting my school work and social life as I had no energy to walk and it was really challenging me. Now, I can do normal things and don't get as tired - I believe they are working very well. But, I seem to have got the short straw with the side effects. I now suffer from great constipation. I am also nauseous most days and my appetite has been lost. So, even though I have more energy etc., I am still not myself as I am always feeling sick or having bowel troubles."
Anonymous November 23, 2011
80 users found this comment helpful.
Slow Fe (ferrous sulfate) for Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I have really bad acid reflux and had suffered from anemia most of my adult life due to heavy periods. Regular iron supplements would irritate the lining of my stomach and cause lots of pain but this product is great. I have been taking Slow Fe for two weeks and I feel better already. I have more energy, less shortness of breath, less pain in my body and I don't crave for ice anymore. It can only get better. My iron level was 9.0 before starting slow Fe. I will go to my doctor sometime in August. The only side effect is mild constipation."
feelingbetter66 August 1, 2011
91 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia: "This form of iron gives me massive cluster-like headaches. I switched to an iron gluconate time-release dose and have no headaches, but do have some minor stomach upset and constipation. Those I can live with!"
Anonymous November 28, 2010
43 users found this comment helpful.
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency: "I get cramps from racing motorcross. We call it "arm pump". I take only one a day for 3 days before the race and get no arm pump. I now have about 15-20 people using it. It's hard to find sometimes."
Anonymous April 17, 2009
18 users found this comment helpful.
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation: "I have been taking Ferrous Sulfate for more than a year now. Something of surprise to me is I used to have Restless Legs Syndrome but now I do not have it anymore. I take ferrous sulfate 3 times a day."
TaraH. January 23, 2009
37 users found this comment helpful.
Slow Fe (ferrous sulfate) for Iron Deficiency Anemia: "I was anemic for years, and thought it was just the way I was. I had no idea that the soda I was drinking was stopping my body from absorbing iron (and calcium). One night, my heart rate didn't slow down. I woke my husband and we went to the hospital. I found that my anemia was so bad that my red blood cells couldn't get enough oxygen to my body, and my heart was racing trying to get more Oxygen delivered. The doctors said my heart would have just given up had I not come in. I found "normal" iron pills gave me horrible, painful gas. Slow FE was the only iron that didn't. It's made differently than iron pills and your body is able to break it down without the difficult side effects, but it can cause constipation. I eat 3 prunes a day."
trasins October 29, 2008
209 users found this comment helpful.
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