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Ferro-DSS Side Effects

Generic Name: docusate / ferrous fumarate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of docusate / ferrous fumarate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ferro-DSS.

Applies to docusate / ferrous fumarate: controlled-release tablets

Other dosage forms:

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bitter taste; constipation; diarrhea; green stools; nausea; stomach upset; throat irritation.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking docusate / ferrous fumarate:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stool; fever; vomiting with continuing sharp stomach pain.

Not all side effects for Ferro-DSS may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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