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How long does it take to get your energy back after taking iron pills

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Iron will not help unless you have iron deficiency anemia. Have a medical evaluation to determine if there is a medical reason for the fatigue. Consid ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Other reasons: You may have more than one problem. What for example, caused your anemia? Was your thyroid function checked? Are you depressed?
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Use as directed: If you take a multivitamin with iron, and eat iron-rich foods, there should not be any risk of overload. If you use otc supplements as directed for mo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
About a Month: The average life span of a blood cell is about a month. You would expect it to take at least that long.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Half-life is short: Half-life hydrocodone is 4-5 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*6/24=1.25 days. Rec.: if you a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
29 years experience Hematology
Usually a few weeks: Iron deficiency can improve after a few weeks of sufficient iron pills, assuming there is no additional ongoing blood loss (and taking enough iron).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible interaction: Some evidence suggests that some people may have lower blood levels of the hormones in bc pills if you take antibiotics, but other studies show that m ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cycle dependent: Postinor is a progestin. Progesterone and its metabolites are produced during the second half of the cycle. After postinor, it would not be unusual to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to a month: It can take a few days for the neurological side effects to subside, and sometimes as long as a few weeks. After 3 to 4 weeks, things generally stop ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Get help fast!: Initial symptoms of fe toxicity include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, & gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Left untreated, shock, coma & death then occur. ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable course: If your absorption of iron is normal, and there are no other deficiencies, you should see a positive effect in a week or so.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weeks to months: See your doctor about a more tolerable and reliable form of contraceptoin.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
2 weeks to 3 months: Most women ovulate soon after stopping the pill. Pills reduce fsh from the pituitary, limiting ovulation. After stopping pills, the pituitary graduall ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: Although it is possible that periods can start a month after, this is highly variable and can take several months.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Three days at most: If you are still constipated, and you believe it is the iron, take a laxative to clean out the bowel. Most medications and foods are eliminated from t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
One percocet should: Not cause problems with breastfeeding, but if you want to be safe, i would wait at least 24 hours. It would not likely show up in a drug test for mor ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
It would be helpful: ...for us to know for what indication you're taking the cream, so we can address the other parts of your question.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: After stopping the pill, the menses typically resume in 2 to 6 months.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Several months: Iron replacements for anemia may take several months to get your iron level back to normal. Too rapid a replacement may give you GI side effects like ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: A second dose of medicine is recommended in 2 weeks from the first dose.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: But it should be during the 7 days its out.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Half life: The half life is 23-37 hours. Four half lives are usually thought to be the time for a drug to be eliminated. Thus 4-6 days.

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