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Is ferrous sulfate important for treating anemia?

Yes, ferrous sulfate is important in the treatment of anemia, but only iron deficiency anemia. This is a shortage of red blood cells caused when insufficient iron is available to produce hemoglobin. Weakness and fatigue commonly occur because the cells in the body don’t get enough oxygen. Iron is a major part of the protein hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body. You should talk with your doctor about taking iron supplements if you have anemia.

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