Ferrous Sulphate anhydrous, with a formula FeSo4, a compound of iron and sulfate in which the ratio of iron (2+) to sulfate ions is 1:1. Various hydrates occur naturally – most commonly the heptahydrate, which loses water to form the tetrahydrate at 57°C and the monohydrate at 65°C.
Ferrous sulfate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes a part of your hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen.
Ferrous Sulfate is an essential body mineral. Ferrous sulfate is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body).
Ferrous sulfate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Applications of Ferrous Sulphate
Nutritional supplements (iron enhancer); color former of fruit and vegetable; for example, the salted product used together with dried alum in eggplant can form stable complex salt with its pigment to prevent the discoloration caused by organic acids. However, it should be noted, for example, it will turn into black ink upon excess amount of iron. When the amount of alum is high, the meat of the pickled eggplant meat will become excessively solid. Formulation example: long eggplant 300 kg; edible salt 40kg; ferrous sulfate 100g; dried alum 500g. It can still be used as the color forming agent of black beans, sugar boiled beans and kelp. Food containing tannins, in order to avoid of causing blackening, should not be used. It can also be used for sterilization, deodorization and very weakly bactericidal.
Legumes contained cryptochromic pigment is colorless upon reduction state while being oxidized into black upon oxidation in alkaline condition. Taking advantage of the reduction property of ferrous sulfate can achieve the purpose of color protection with the usage amount of 0.02% to 0.03%.
If is used for the manufacturing of iron salt, iron oxide pigments, mordant, purifying agent, preservatives, disinfectants and medicine for anti-anemia drugs.
You can take ferrous sulfate if you have iron overload syndrome, hemolytic anemia (a lack of red blood cells), porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system), thalassemia (a genetic disorder of red blood cells), if you are an alcoholic, or if you receive regular blood transfusions.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of iron can be fatal, especially in a young child.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, shallow breathing, weak and rapid pulse, pale skin, blue lips, and seizure (convulsions).
Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate.
Ferrous sulfate is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet. It is very important to follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you should eat to make sure you get enough iron from both your diet and your medication.
Ferrous Sulphate anhydrous: