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Infant and toddler iron drops

Generic Name: Ferrous Sulfate [Far-us-Sul-fate]
Brand names include: Feosol Fer In-Sol ferosul Fe-Vite Droplets, Infant and Toddler Iron Droplets,… Show all nine brands
Drug class: iron products

What are Infant and toddler iron drops?

Iron drops for infants and toddlers are a form of iron. Iron is normally obtained from food. Iron helps the blood transport oxygen to organs and tissues in your body. It also helps muscle cells store oxygen.

Iron drops for infants and toddlers are used to treat iron deficiencies.The medication guide does not list all possible uses for infant and toddler iron drops.

Side effects of Infant and toddler iron drops

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Iron drops for infants and toddlers can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe stomach pain or nausea
  • A cough that contains bloody mucus or vomit that resembles coffee grounds
  • (fever)
  • Bloody or tarry stool.

Some of the common side effects associated with iron drops for infants and toddlers include:

  • Diarrhea, constipation;
  • Nausea, stomach pain;
  • Green-coloured stools
  • Loss of appetite

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Do not use it other than as directed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

You may have any of the following conditions:

  • Iron overload syndrome
  • A disorder of the red blood cells, such as thalassemia
  • A condition that requires regular blood transfusions.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.Infant and toddler iron drops should not be given to a child unless a doctor has prescribed them.

How to take Infant and toddler iron drops?

Follow the directions on the label, or those prescribed by your physician.Do not eat for at least an hour or two hours before you take the pill.Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).Do not chew or crush the tablet.

You may need to adhere to a certain diet. Follow the advice of your doctor or dietitian. Learn what foods to eat and which ones you shouldn't. Store at room temperature, away from heat or moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. If a child accidentally swallows a tablet, call 911. A child can die from an iron overdose.Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bleeding, diarrhea, dry skin, and muscle cramps.

What should be avoided?

Avoid taking any other iron supplements. Take any vitamins or minerals only after consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Interaction with other drug

You can take your Iron Drops for Infants and Toddlers 2 to 6 hours prior to or after you have taken any of the following medications:

  • An antacid;
  • Anti-microbial
  • A laxative.

This list is incomplete. Infant and toddler iron drops may be affected by other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs. This list does not include all drug interactions.



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