Feosol

Generic Name: Ferrous

  • What is Feosol?

    Feosol is an iron supplement that helps prevent and treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. When a person's iron stores are low, the body cannot produce enough red blood cells and anemia can develop, which can make you tired, listless, and pale. You may also lose your appetite.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Feosol?

    Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose call your doctor or poison control center immediately.

  • Who should not take Feosol?

    Do not take if you are allergic to any ingredient in Feosol.

    Do not take if you have high levels of iron in your blood.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Feosol?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Feosol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have inflammation of the intestine, Crohn's disease, digestive problems, ulcers, anemia, or other blood diseases.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your physician will recommend an appropriate dosage for you.

  • How should I take Feosol?

    Feosol is best taken on an empty stomach, with water or any type of liquid, about 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. To lessen the possibility of stomach upset, take Feosol with food or immediately after meals.

  • What should I avoid while taking Feosol?

    Some foods, such as coffee, tea, or milk, interfere with the absorption of Feosol

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Feosol?

    Feosol should not be taken with antacids, especially those containing magnesium trisilicate, which will decrease the absoption of iron. It should also not be taken at the same time as tetracycline antibiotics, because iron decreases the absorption of these drugs.

  • What are the possible side effects of Feosol?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects in adults taking Feosol alone may include: upset stomach, constipation, and other intestinal disorders (e.g., diarrhea and black stools).

  • Can I receive Feosol if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Consult your physician before taking Feosol while pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Feosol?

    If you miss a dose of Feosol, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Feosol?

    Store in a cool, dry place.

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