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Can i take over-the-counter iron , like slow fe after gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Over th counter iron: Yes you can if you have iron deficiency and/or anaemia.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
OTC iron ok: Over the counter iron is ok. Slowfe is one of most common. If you are eating ice , then you are really deficient and must take 2-3 times per day. Some bypass patient get so low in iron that an infusion might be needed. Get your levels checked!

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