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User Reviews for Ferrous sulfate

Also known as: FeroSul, Slow Fe, Feosol Original, Iron Sulfate, Ferrospace, Feratab, Fero-Gradumet Filmtab, Ferra T.D. Caps, Ferro-Bob, Chem-Sol, Ferro-Time, Fe 50, Slow Release Iron, Fer-Gen-Sol, Fer-In-Sol Fer-Iron Ferra-TD Ferrousal Fe Caps …show all brand names

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Summary of Ferrous sulfate reviews 6.0 27 reviews

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Reviews for Ferrous sulfate

Sickofbeingsick · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Do they have lactose in them? Third day taking them and felt so sick I checked the ingredients--they contain lactose. Iron deficiency is a direct cause of lactose intolerance and its reported that 70% of us are intolerant anyway. I don't know why they put that in them!! Ask for a lactose free prescription.”

1 / 10
Frustrated · Taken for 10 years or more July 1, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I have been anemic for most of my life. I’ve had all the tests looking for the reason. I have tried on multiple times to take every kind of iron there is and they all have the same side effect..impacting constipation. I was in a lot of pain from the constipation . I could not go through that on a regular bases. Laxatives, stool softener just didn’t work. My iron was literally gone. I ask if the iron could be intravenously done and my dr said yes. So I got my iron in my body by infusion. My iron is right on target after 3 15 minutes infusions. Lot more expensive but so worth it ”

10 / 10
Sharchar · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 2, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I've been taking this for three months now. I no longer feel weak in my chest and I feel I'm getting enough oxygen. Which is great, but my digestive system is so off and I have regular nausea, stomach ache and mild constipation. It's making me miserable as there's nothing worse than nausea.”

7 / 10
CatCo · Taken for less than 1 month May 16, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Dr thinks bc my red platelets, that were 11, was the cause of too much blood taken through phlebotomy. I’ve been taking Feosol 325mg once a day with dinner. 10 days later, I’m sick with flu-like symptoms including painful diarrhea. I’m to finish this iron course in 3 weeks with recheck labs in a month. If iron fails to correct, it means I’ve graduated to myofibrosis (sp?) Keep me in your prayers pls and I’ll keep you in mine.”

5 / 10
Cassie · Taken for less than 1 month March 11, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Needed for low iron levels. Reduced my period bleeding, extreme bloating and some nausea. Even tried taking it with a meal and lots of citrus for vitamin C. Make stool darker and smellier, I eat lots of vegetables for my normal diet so no constipation was experienced. Stopped after around a week.”

2 / 10
Tash · Taken for less than 1 month January 10, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I was prescribe this medication for iron deficiency anemia. I was scared to take it for so long because of the constipation everyone complains about. I finally took it and haven’t dealt with any constipation at all! I take it with a glass of orange juice to help with the absorption of iron and drink plenty of water every day. Also I eat greens at least once a day. I've only been taking it for 3 days now and I need to take it for a month but so far I don’t have any negative symptoms at all.”

Iky October 25, 2019

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Having suffered with low iron since a teenager, feeling lethargic had become the norm. My eyes looked tired. My body felt tired. My short term memory was poor at best. Concentration lacked massively. At 40yrs, I decided to discuss this with my GP. I mentioned how I was sleeping maybe 10+ hours each night. I work part time. Meditate when I can and generally try to relax. So yes, I have responsibilities but nothing out of my comfort zone. Why am I so exhausted? The findings from blood work - borderline anemic. Tabs prescription- 5 weeks on and I’m being complimented at work for upping my game, concentration is good, memory has improved, I no longer feel as tired and my eyes feel alert. I’m smiling as I once thought the lethargy was me.... it’s not! . I will mention, yes I’ve been constipated, also had a few headaches but nothing that a laxative and maybe the odd headache tablet plus a good diet can’t fix.”

8 / 10
Liz · Taken for less than 1 month August 25, 2019

Feosol Original (ferrous sulfate) for Iron Deficiency Anemia: “My doctor had me taking this twice a day. The first dose in the morning was fine. After my second dose I was so sick! I was throwing up every 1/2 hour for 8 hours. I couldn’t even keep small sips of water down. So, my dr prescribed an anti- nausea drug. When I picked that up I also picked up a different iron pill. Called Vitron-C. Not sure how these will be because I just started them.”

1 / 10
mousy October 3, 2018

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I took one tablet and had diarrhea”

Mesange · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 4, 2018

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “If I can say this way, it's nice to hear others comments and realize I am not crazy. I don't understand why doctor and pharmacists only mention possible constipation and never talk about diarrhea. I felt like I was from another world. I've been prescribed a few years back the Ferrous Sulfate and from what I remember went quite well. In the past years again my iron level was low and started again but had constipation and stomach pain. I then tried Eurofer and a week or so for a few days got diarrhea getting worst and bad abdominal pain. I have switch to Feramax150 another type of iron supplement that so far is really great. Although not cover by insurance I rather pay then feel bad. Good luck everyone”

4 / 10
Feeling Better Now · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 12, 2018

FeroSul (ferrous sulfate): “I have been suffering with very heavy periods for quite some time and was beginning to feel really weak. After reviewing my blood work results, my Doctor recommended Iron and perscribed FeroSul. Insurance did not cover the prescription, but that's OK as it was super cheap as a cash payment at my local pharmacy. FeroSul has been great at preventing full blown anemia for me. (Which I've experienced before) I have no problems in taking it. No stomach upset of any sort. I always take it with my lunch each day. I am happy with the results. I no longer feel so weak and tired.”

10 / 10
White child February 17, 2018

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “These tablets make me vomit and after taking them for six weeks my mouth is raw throat is sore and I have a thick feeling throat. My GP says I have to persevere with them.”

1 / 10
Too much side effects · Taken for less than 1 month September 19, 2017

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).”

2 / 10
Only One? · Taken for less than 1 month September 18, 2017

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!!”

4 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 31, 2017

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Stomach problems cramps constipation and diarrhea sometimes”

5 / 10
katrinaballarina June 27, 2017

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.”

10 / 10
Harleysue December 1, 2016

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 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”

3 / 10
dc422 · Taken for less than 1 month September 29, 2016

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.”

10 / 10
Lulu0000 August 7, 2015

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”

9 / 10
SMPCart · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 8, 2014

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Upset stomach.”

5 / 10
Dr Waqar Anwer MD February 20, 2014

Feosol Original (ferrous sulfate) for Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure: “5 years”

9 / 10
KatKatS November 15, 2013

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.”

8 / 10
Anonymous November 23, 2011

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.”

6 / 10
feelingbetter66 August 1, 2011

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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 28, 2010

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!”

1 / 10