What do you need to know about ferrous fumarate?
Ferrous fumarate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. Ferrous fumarate is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body).
How does myoglobin and ferrous fumarate work together?
Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen. Ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide is a combination medicine used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body).
How often to take ferrous fumarate for iron deficiency anemia?
Usual Adult Dose for Iron Deficiency Anemia. Initial dose: 360 mg/day ferrous fumarate (120 mg/day elemental iron) for 3 months -Give in divided doses (1 to 3 times daily)
How long to take ferrous fumarate before taking vitamin C?
-Antacids, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors decrease iron absorption; do not use within 1 to 2 hours of iron administration. -Vitamin C and acidic foods increase iron absorption. -Delayed release and enteric coated formulations are better tolerated, but are not as well absorbed.
Can a 6 year old overdose on ferrous fumarate?
An overdose of ferrous fumarate can be fatal to a child younger than 6 years old. You should not use ferrous fumarate if you are allergic to it, or if you have: hemolytic anemia. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if ferrous fumarate is safe to use if you have ever had: blood transfusions. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the side effects of taking ferosul?
Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away: Belly pain. Diarrhea. Constipation. Change in color of stool to green.
What to do if your child swallows ferrous fumarate?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you think you have used too much of ferrous fumarate, or if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of ferrous fumarate can be fatal to a child.