Advertisement

Who should not take ferrous sulfate?

Although ferrous sulfate is generally safe when taken as directed, not everyone should take them. This includes men and women who are hypersensitive to any ingredients in the product. Tartrazine, a synthetic yellow dye in many iron supplement products, may cause reactions similar to allergies. You should carefully read the label's ingredients. Talk with your doctor before taking these products. Anyone with the following conditions should also not take iron supplements:
  • Hemolytic anemia, red blood cells have been destroyed
  • Hemochromatosis, or iron overload disease
  • Hemosiderosis, iron overload caused by multiple blood transfusions

Continue Learning about Minerals

Carotenoids: The Calcium Side Your Bones Crave
Carotenoids: The Calcium Side Your Bones Crave
Keep your skeleton strong and fracture-free by serving that calcium supplement with a healthy salad on the side. Salad? Yep, salad. A 4-year study fou...
Read More
Why are pregnant women often prescribed iron supplements?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Pregnancy increases the need for iron because of the growing baby. On average, a pregnant woman requ...
More Answers
Does cobalt interact with other medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Cobalt is part of the vitamin B12 molecule. Cobalt is not known to interact with other medicatio...
More Answers
Selenium Keeps You Young
Selenium Keeps You Young

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.