Feosol

Drug List

Feosol

Drug Name

Feosol (Ferrous Sulfate EC)

Manufactured By

Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Drug Savings

Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body)

How To Use

Use as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Take on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate . Take with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious ferrous sulfate side effects may include: constipation; upset stomach; black or dark-colored stools; or temporary staining of the teeth.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially: ~acetohydroxamic acid (Lithostat); ~chloramphenicol; ~cimetidine (Tagamet); ~etidronate (Didronel); ~dimercaprol (an injection used to treat poisoning by arsenic, lead, or mercury); ~levodopa (Larodopa, Dopar, Sinemet); ~methyldopa (Aldomet); or ~penicillamine (Cuprimine). This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ferrous sulfate.

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222, especially if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of ferrous sulfate can be fatal to a child

In Case of Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose

Storage

at room temperature, away from moisture and heat