General English name: Ferrous Sulfate Drop
Brand: Ferrodrop, Feriron
Application: Iron deficiency or prevention of anemia in children
Pharmaceutical forms of iron
Tablets, capsules, drops
Combined brand containing iron
Ferrodrop Ferrodrop: Iron and Vitamin C.
Pharmaceutical Information Iron Drop Medication
Iron drops are given to children over 6 months to supply the body with iron, prevent childhood anemia, and boost the immune system. The need for iron in childhood is a basic need, and on the other hand, the prevalence of mental and motor disorders in people is rooted in iron deficiency in childhood.
Iron is needed to make hemoglobin. The job of hemoglobin is to deliver oxygen to the blood. Iron deficiency causes anemia. This means that the organs and muscles do not have the oxygen needed for normal functioning. The brains of growing infants and children are directly affected by iron deficiency. Therefore, this deficiency in children needs to be identified and treated at the right time.
Infants who are iron deficient grow little or do not gain weight. Their skin is yellow and paler than other children. The baby is anorexic and refuses to eat or drink and is less active. In case of iron deficiency, the child is restless, cries and impatient for no apparent reason. In older children, iron deficiency is characterized by fatigue, impaired concentration, and general weakness.
The right amount and method of consuming iron drops
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
Contraindications to iron drops
Pay attention to the expiration date of the iron drop and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give Ferrous Sulfate drops to another person, even if you have the same symptoms
Check for drug interactions with iron drops, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
In order to prevent blackening of the teeth, pour the solution into the end of the tongue using a special dropper with it, preferably it is better to dilute the oral drop with water or fruit juice.
If you forget to give your child the daily dose of the medicine at the appointed time but soon forget, give the medicine to him; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not give your child the missed dose. Do not give your child two doses of the medicine together because of a missed dose
The dose and amount of Ferrous Sulfate drops vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. You should usually give your child 15 drops of iron a day.
You should usually give your baby iron drops after 6 months.
Drug interaction of iron drops
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Ferrous Sulfate Warning
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking iron drops:
If your child is taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether or not your child is taking them, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
If your child has a history of allergic reactions to another medicine
Side effects of iron drops
The use of iron drops is not without side effects, and in the meantime, blackening of the teeth is one of the most common side effects of using iron drops. The main cause of black teeth in children is the rejection of iron solution in the mouth due to bad taste of iron or excessive concentration of iron drops.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Ferrous Sulfate drops.
Complications of Excessive Use of Ferrous Sulfate Drops (Iron Drop Poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that a child has been poisoned, call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Ferrous Sulfate drops
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.