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Slow fe

Generic name: ferrous sulfate
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 is Slow fe?

Slow fe is one type of iron. Iron is normally obtained from food.iron plays an essential role in oxygen delivery to organs and tissues in your body. It also helps muscle cells store oxygen.

Iron deficiency is treated with slow fe. Slow fe can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Slow fe

In case you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat - seek medical assistance immediately.

Slow fe can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe stomach pain or nausea
  • A cough that contains bloody mucus or vomit that looks similar to coffee grounds
  • Fever
  • Bloody or tarry stool.

Side effects of slow fe 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.

Similar/related drugs

Ferrous sulphate, folic acid, ergocalciferol, thiamine, zinc, ferosulphate, and venofer


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

Have any of the following been symptoms in your medical history:

  • 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. Slow fe should not be given to children without consulting a doctor.

How to take Slow fe?

Be sure to follow any directions provided on the label or by your doctor. 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.

Your doctor or dietitian may suggest following a specific diet plan, and you should abide by their advice. Find out what foods you should or shouldn't eat. Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

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. Before taking any vitamins or minerals, consult with your physician or pharmacist first.

Interaction with other drug

Slow fe can be taken 2 to 6 hours prior to or after any of the following medications:

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

This list is incomplete. Slow fe may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines and vitamin and herb products. This list does not include all drug interactions.



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