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

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