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Should I talk with my doctor before taking ferrous sulfate?

Taking ferrous sulfate, an iron supplement, may offer health benefits, but first talk with your doctor or healthcare provider. There are many different types of iron supplements and you should read and understand the package labels and be aware of the specific dosing instructions. Ferrous sulfate is usually taken for anemia, a lack of red blood cells. But it’s possible that other conditions may be mistaken for anemia. If this happens, taking iron could actually be dangerous.

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