Ferrous Sulfate and Alcohol
Ferrous Sulfate which is sold under the brand names Feosol, Fer Iron, Fer-Gen-Sol, Feretab, Ferosul, Ferra-Td, Ferro-Bob, Kydia E Pinkham, MyKidz Irin and Slow Fe is a type of iron that a body usually gets from ingested food. Iron which is part of hemoglobyn and myoglobin is necessary to facilitate the use and storage of oxygen in the body.
Ferrous Sulfate is a necessary body mineral which is used to treat iron deficiency known as anemia which is a lack of of red blood cells caused by a shortage of iron in the blood.
It is suggested that the consumption of alcohol be moderated while using this drug as it may well increase known side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have an iron overload syndrome, hemolytic anemia, pophyria, thalassemia, are an alcoholic or if you receive regular blood transfusions, if pregnant or planning to become so.
Less serious side effects are constipation, upset stomach, black or dark stools or temporary staining of the teeth. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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