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Can any health conditions affect how ferrous sulfate works?

Certain conditions may affect the way ferrous sulfate works. These include:
  • Iron overload syndromes, hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis
  • Thalassemia, a genetic disorder of abnormal hemoglobin
  • Alcoholism
  • Receiving regular blood transfusions
  • Porphyria, a genetic disorder that affects the skin or nervous system

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