Ferro-Sequels (Oral)

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Rash from use of Ferro-Sequels

My husband started taking Ferro-Sequels on Tuesday.  Friday night his fanny was itching; I checked & an rash was starting.  I put an antibiotic ointment on it.  Last evening he said the pillow on his glider rocker (he's been usi...
by Jeanne Mandell in Tucson, AZ, 06/17/2007

Does it solve constipation too?

Does "ferro sequels' solve the constipation problem too? i.e., is this tablet contain both Iron + Stool softener.?   Thanks  
by yogen, 06/16/2006

How does ferro sequels compare to Slow FE Iron pills?

Local pharmacy suggested using Slow FE as Iron supplement. Pharmacy stocks Ferro Sequels. I note that your product also indicates 1 pill/day, no stomach upset & no constipation. These characteristics also defined for Slow FE. Are the products the ...
by m.teitelbaum in Hamden Ct, 07/23/2006

Are Ferro-Sequels safe?

My mother is taking Ferro-Sequels daily with her blood pressure medicine. Don't think her doctor has prescribed these for her. Also taking Folic Acid daily - she says for itching. She is also taking hydroco/apap 500 mg (pain medicine) and has taken th...
by Jane in Ft. Myers FL, 02/05/2006

Compare to Ferrous Sulfate

Could you please tell me what or how one could compare ferro sequels to ferrous sulfate? If I was going to order ferro sequels instead of ferrous sulfate 325mg TID what would the dosage need to be? thank you.
by Beverly Robertson, 02/02/2006

Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Ferro-Sequels (Oral)

Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Medication Classification


Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Brandname

Hemocyte, Feosol, Slow Fe, Ferro-Sequels, Fer-In-Sol, Nephro-Fer, Ferretts, Ircon, Mol-Iron, Feratab, Ferosul, Vitron-C, Vitron-C Plus, Ferromin, Elite Iron

Ferro-Sequels (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats low blood iron or anemia by helping your body make red blood cells.

When To Not Use Ferro-Sequels (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to iron supplements, or if you have a condition called hemachromatosis (iron overload disease) or hemosiderosis (iron in the lungs), or any type of anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency.

How Should You Use Ferro-Sequels (Oral)

Liquid Filled Capsule, Coated Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Capsule, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take the medicine with a full glass or water or fruit juice. If the medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed or crushed before you swallow it.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • The oral liquid may stain your teeth. These stains can be prevented by mixing the medicine with water or other liquids (such as fruit juice, tomato juice), and drinking the medicine with a straw. To remove any iron stains, brush your teeth with baking soda or peroxide.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Storage

Store Ferro-Sequels (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Ferro-Sequels (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Ferro-Sequels (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not take iron supplements by mouth if you are also receiving iron injections.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), acetohydroxamic acid (Lithostat®), or antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline (Vibramycin®), Cipro®, Levaquin®, minocycline, moxifloxacin (Avelox®), Tequin®, or tetracycline.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®).
  • Avoid the following foods, or eat them in small amounts at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking your iron: eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tea or coffee, whole-grain cereals, and breads.

Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have stomach or intestinal problems, an active infection, diabetes, porphyria, or other medical problems.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Iron may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Iron can cause your stools to be darker in color. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.

Ferro-Sequels (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Bluish-colored lips, hands, or fingernails
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Severe or continuing stomach cramps, vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Shallow breathing, weakness, weak but fast heartbeat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Leg cramps

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Sue, Detroit, MI - 03/29/2015

Packaging does not tell you how to take it and what not to eat drink etc. Had to read it online after i have bad intestinal cramps. Dr.'s dont have time to tell you these small details. I guess its God helps them that help themselves!!!!!