DetailsFerrous Sulfate Tablets are one of a group of medicines called iron supplements and are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia. Lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells. These medicines are formulated to replace iron in the body for the production of red blood cells, which help store and carry oxygen in the blood. If you have fewer red blood cells than is normal, your organs and tissues won't get as much oxygen as they usually would. This can commonly lead to tiredness and lack of energy, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and a pale complexion.
IngredientsEach tablet contains: 200mg Dried Ferrous Sulfate PhEur equivalent to 65mg elemental iron.
Other ingredients: spray dried liquid glucose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose (101) (E460), lactose granules containing lactose, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, purified talc (E553), acacia (E414), gelatin, sucrose, titanium dioxide (E171) and yellow carnauba wax.
UsageAdults and the elderly: Treatment: TWO or THREE tablets a day in divided doses. Prevention: ONE tablet a day.
Children 6-12 years: Treatment:
Children weighing over 22kg: one tablet a day.
Children weighing over 44kg: one tablet twice a day.
Children weighing over 66kg: one tablet three times a day.
Children under 6 years or weighing less than 22kg Not recommended.
WarningsThese tablets contain iron so it is important to keep out of the reach and sight of children, as overdose may be fatal. Administer with caution in patients with haemolytic anaemia, haemoglobinopathies, iron-storage or iron-absorption diseases, existing gastrointestinal disease.
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