Can Ferrous sulfate be replaced with iron pills for treating anemia?

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Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello. My husband was told he had a low blood count. Doctor said to take ferrous sulfate. I bought him iron pills with the equal amount to the ferrous sulfate. Is this okay or should I get the ferrous sulfate pills.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Ferrous sulphate only should be taken

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I understand your concern. I will advise you to get only ferrous sulphate pills and nothing else as it is a standard one and better tolerated.
Take tablet with meals and not empty stomach.
Thanks and regards
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