Fer-Gen-Sol DropsGeneric Name: Ferrous Sulfate
(FER-us SULL-fate)Brand Name:
Examples include Fer-Gen-Sol and Fer-In-Sol
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 the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Fer-Gen-Sol Drops are used for:
Preventing or treating low levels of iron in the blood. It also may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Fer-Gen-Sol Drops are an essential body mineral. It works by replacing iron in your body if your body does not produce enough on its own.
Do NOT use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Fer-Gen-Sol Drops
- you have high levels of iron in your blood
- you are taking disulfiram
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Fer-Gen-Sol Drops:
Some medical conditions may interact with Fer-Gen-Sol Drops. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have inflammation of the intestines, Crohn disease, digestive problems, ulcers, anemia, or a blood disease (eg, porphyria, thalassemia)
- if you have had multiple blood transfusions
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Fer-Gen-Sol Drops. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Doxycycline, mycophenolate, penicillamine, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Fer-Gen-Sol Drops
- Cephalosporins (eg, cefotetan), disulfiram, fluorouracil, furazolidone, metronidazole, or sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide) because the risk of side effects, such as flushing, headache, fast or irregular heartbeat, nausea, or vomiting, may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Fer-Gen-Sol Drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops:
Use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Fer-Gen-Sol Drops by mouth immediately after a meal.
- Take Fer-Gen-Sol Drops with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking Fer-Gen-Sol Drops.
- Use the dropper that comes with Fer-Gen-Sol Drops to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
- Fer-Gen-Sol Drops may be squeezed directly from the dropper into the mouth, or may be mixed in water or fruit juice. Be sure to drink the entire dose.
- If you are also taking a bisphosphonate (eg, alendronate), cephalosporin (eg, cephalexin), methyldopa, penicillamine, quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin), or tetracycline (eg, minocycline) along with Fer-Gen-Sol Drops, you may need to space the doses several hours apart. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how much time is needed between doses of Fer-Gen-Sol Drops and your other medicines.
- Do not take Fer-Gen-Sol Drops within 1 hour before or 2 hours after antacids, eggs, whole grain breads or cereal, milk, milk products, coffee, or tea.
- If you miss a dose of Fer-Gen-Sol Drops, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops.
Important safety information:
- Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops unless your doctor tells you to.
- Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or take for longer than 6 months without checking with your doctor.
- Fer-Gen-Sol Drops has iron in it. Iron overdose is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years of age. In case of an overdose, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Fer-Gen-Sol Drops may discolor the stool. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
- Fer-Gen-Sol Drops may temporarily stain the teeth. Mixing Fer-Gen-Sol Drops with water or fruit juice or drinking it through a straw may help to decrease this effect. If staining occurs, it may be removed by rubbing teeth once a week with a little baking soda on a small cloth.
- Some of these products contain sulfites. Sulfites may cause an allergic reaction in some patients (eg, asthma patients). If you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfites, ask your pharmacist if your product has sulfites in it.
- Lab tests, including complete blood cell counts and blood iron levels, may be performed while you use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Fer-Gen-Sol Drops while you are pregnant. Fer-Gen-Sol Drops are found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Fer-Gen-Sol Drops, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Fer-Gen-Sol Drops:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood or streaks of blood in the stool; fever; vomiting with continuing sharp stomach pain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness; difficulty breathing; seizures; severe nausea; stomach pain; tarry stools; unusual tiredness; vomiting; weak, fast heartbeat.Proper storage of Fer-Gen-Sol Drops:
Store Fer-Gen-Sol Drops at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Fer-Gen-Sol Drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Fer-Gen-Sol Drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Fer-Gen-Sol Drops are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Fer-Gen-Sol Drops. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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