Ferrous Fumarate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ferrous Fumarate?

(FER us FYOO ma rate)

• This medicine is used to treat anemia.

• Iron is usually recommended during pregnancy to prevent anemia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take calcium, zinc, copper supplement, or multivitamins containing any of these minerals within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Do not take tetracycline within 4 hours of this medicine.

• Take antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin 2 hours before this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.