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Ferrous Sulfate

Alternate Names

Iron(II) Sulfate, Iron Vitriol

Description

An inorganic form of iron bound to sulfur which in its pure form is a blue-green crystal powder. It is used as an iron supplement to treat anemia and other iron imbalances.

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Names

Iron(II) Sulfate, Iron Vitriol

Allergy Information

Uses

Nutrient

Additional Information



Found In

Iron supplements

Possible Health Effects

Oral iron supplementation can lead to sever constipation and gastro-intestinal distress. Those individuals sensitive to sulfur compounds may have a reaction to ferrous sulfate. In some cases nausea and neurotoxicity can occur.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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