Ferro-Time Side Effects
Generic Name: ferrous sulfate
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ferrous sulfate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ferro-Time.
For the Consumer
Applies to ferrous sulfate: controlled-release capsules, delayed-release tablets, enteric-coated tablets, tablets
Other dosage forms:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking ferrous sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Ferro-Time)
Constipation; dark or green stools; diarrhea; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach cramps, pain, or upset; vomiting.
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; severe or persistent nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ferrous sulfate: compounding powder, oral capsule extended release, oral delayed release tablet, oral elixir, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Frequency not reported: Nausea, epigastric pain, altered bowel habit (constipation, diarrhea), discolored (blackened) stools, fecal impaction, gastrointestinal irritation, contact irritation resulting in erosion or ulceration, tooth discoloration[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions (from rashes to anaphylaxis)[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Ferrous Sulfate (ferrous sulfate)." Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Cranbury, NJ.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Not all side effects for Ferro-Time 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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