Ferrous Sulfate is an iron supplement used to treat iron deficiency, which is a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body. This medication can be used for anemia or during pregnancy.
Iron is an important mineral in the body that is required to keep you healthy and produce red blood cells. Ferrous Sulfate is a type of iron and is normally gotten from foods that you eat. When you have iron in your body, it becomes a part of your myoglobin and hemoglobin.
Myoglobin helps your muscle cells to store oxygen and hemoglobin helps in carrying oxygen through your blood to organs and tissues.