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What are the side effects of ferrous sulfate with folic acid?

Ferrous sulfate and folic acid supplements may have side effects. Iron’s side effects may include:
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Temporary teeth staining
  • Allergic symptoms
  • Hemochromatosis, or excess iron
Normal doses of folic acid have been shown to be safe. If any side effects do develop, they may include:
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Bad, bitter taste
  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Depression

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