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Ferrous sulfate, Iron

Description

Iron supplements are used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy).

Action

Iron

Indications

anemia, which may occur during pregnancy

Side Effects

May cause stomach cramps, constipation, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.

Iron can cause the stools to turn black in color. This is due to unabsorbed iron and is not harmful.

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6 years of age. Keep this product out of reach of children. If an accidental overdose does occur, seek immediate medical attention or call a poison control center.

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