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FERROUS SULFATE 200MG COATED TABLETS

Active substance(s): FERROUS SULFATE / FERROUS SULFATE DRIED

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• medicines used to treat indigestion (antacids and
mineral supplements e.g. calcium, magnesium,

Driving and using machinery
This medicine does not affect your ability to drive a
car or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the
ingredients in Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
This medicine contains sucrose and glucose.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.

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The following medicines can affect or be affected by
treatment with Ferrous Sulfate Tablets:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy only take this
medicine if your doctor has specifically recommended
it. For the remainder of the pregnancy Ferrous Sulfate
Tablets can be taken to prevent iron deficiency.

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Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
any medicines obtained without a prescription.

Taking Ferrous Sulfate tablets with food and drink
Do not take this medicine with tea, milk or eggs as
they reduce the absorption of it in the stomach.

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Talk to your doctor before taking Ferrous Sulfate
Tablets if you:
• have had a gastrectomy (operation to remove all
or part of your stomach)
• have a history of stomach ulcers
• suffer from diabetes
• suffer from inflammatory bowel disease
• suffer from diverticular disease (where pouches
form in the bowel wall)
• have intestinal strictures (abnormal narrowing of
the bowel caused by inflammation).

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Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are not recommended for
use in children.

Warnings and precautions
Due to the risk of mouth ulceration and tooth
discolouration, tablets should not be sucked, chewed
or kept in the mouth but swallowed whole with water.
If you cannot follow this instruction or have difficulty
swallowing, please contact your doctor.

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Do not take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to ferrous sulfate or any
other of the ingredients in Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
(see section 6, Further information)
• have an ulcer of your stomach or small intestine
• suffer from iron storage diseases, where the body
contains more iron than it should
• have had repeated blood transfusions
• suffer from haemolytic anaemia (anaemia due to
the destruction of red blood cells)
• have anaemia caused by a deficiency of vitamin
B12 or folic acid
• are already being treated with iron supplements
• suffer from rare intolerances to sugar

Ferrous sulfate leaflet

2. Before you take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets

Description

Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are used to treat anaemia
caused by lack of iron in the diet or loss of iron from
the body.

Wockhardt UK Limited

The name of your medicine is Ferrous Sulfate Tablets.
These tablets contain iron, a mineral essential in the
production of red blood cells.

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1. What Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are and
what they are used for

bicarbonates, carbonates, oxalates, and
phosphates). It is important not to take this
medicine for two hours before or after taking
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets.
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections
(antibiotics e.g. tetracyclines, quinolones,
chloramphenicol). It is important not to take this
medicine for two hours before or after taking
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
• medicines used to treat bone problems
(e.g. bisphosphonates). It is important not to take
this medicine for two hours before or after taking
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
• medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease
(e.g. co-careldopa, entacapone, and levodopa)
• levothyroxine used to treat under-active thyroid
glands. It is important not to take this medicine for
two hours before or after taking Ferrous Sulfate
Tablets
• colestyramine used to treat high blood cholesterol
and itching caused by liver disease
• dimercaprol used to treat metal poisoning
• methyldopa used to treat high blood pressure
• mycophenolate mofetil , used to suppress the
immune system stop organ rejection after
transplant
• penicillamine used to treat rheumatic diseases
• trientine used in Wilson’s disease, a disorder
where the body stores too much copper
• zinc supplements.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are and what they
are used for
2. Before you take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
3. How to take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
6. Further information

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start to take this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving your treatment.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Ferrous Sulfate 200mg Coated Tablets
Ferrous Sulfate 200 mg

If you take this medicine for longer than you should you
are at an increased risk of tooth decay and infections.
If you experience any side effects or feel that the
medicine is affecting you badly tell your doctor or
pharmacist immediately.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the yellow card scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Reference number

Ferrous Sulfate 200mg
Coated Tablets

29831/0220

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This leaflet was last revised in 09/2016.
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Irritation and ulceration of the gullet can occur if the
tablets become stuck so take with water.

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Mouth ulceration (in case of incorrect use, when
tablets are chewed, sucked or left in the mouth).
Elderly patients and patients with difficulty swallowing
may also be at risk of ulceration of the throat,
oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth with
your stomach) or bronchus (the major air passages of
the lungs) if the tablet enters the airways.

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Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the
available data)

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Side effects that have been reported are:
• stomach pains
• feeling or being sick
• constipation
• diarrhoea
• dark stools

Manufacturer:
CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Ash Road North,
Wrexham,
LL13 9UF, UK.

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As can happen with any medicine, a few people may
develop an allergic reaction. If you experience any of
the following, seek medical help immediately;
• rash, itching, or difficulty breathing.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Wockhardt UK Ltd,
Ash Road North,
Wrexham,
LL13 9UF, UK.

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Like all medicines, Ferrous Sulfate Tablets can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.

What Ferrous Sulfate Tablets look like and the
contents of pack
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets are white, sugar coated
tablets. The medicine is supplied in packs of 50, 100,
250, 500, and 1000 tablets contained in a screw cap
plastic containers or blister packs of 28 tablets.

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4. Possible side effects

What Ferrous Sulfate Tablets contain
The active ingredient is ferrous sulfate 200mg
equivalent to 65mg of ferrous iron Fe(II). The other
ingredients are: kaolin, glucose, povidone, stearic
acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate,
starch, opaglos, titanium dioxide (E171) and sucrose.

Ferrous sulfate leaflet

If you take more Ferrous Sulfate Tablets than you
should
If you (or anybody else, especially a child) takes
more Ferrous Sulfate Tablets than you should contact
your nearest hospital casualty department or doctor
immediately. Always take the container of tablets and
this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another one as soon as you
remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then
do not take the missed dose at all. NEVER take a
double dose to make up for the missed one.

6. Further information

Description

Treatment should not last more than three months
after anaemia is controlled.

Wockhardt UK Limited

Treatment of Iron-deficiency Anaemia
• One tablet two or three times per day.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help protect the environment.

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Adults and the elderly
Prevention of Iron-deficiency Anaemia
• One tablet per day.

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Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not suck,
chew or keep the tablet in your mouth.

• Ferrous Sulfate Tablets should not be stored
above 25°C. Store in the original container to
protect from moisture.
• Ferrous Sulfate Tablets should not be taken after
the expiry date on the label; the expiry date refers
to the last day of the month.

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Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

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5. How to store Ferrous Sulfate Tablets

Always take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets as your doctor
has told you. Your doctor will decide the right dose
for you; this will be on the pharmacist’s label. This
medicine should be swallowed whole with water.

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3. How to take Ferrous Sulfate Tablets

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