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A 40-year-old member asked:

I've been taking fefol iron & folate (folic acid) supplements and having bad stomach effects is this normal?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe.: Iron supplements frequently cause constipation. It is usually mild but can occasionally be severe. It is common practice to provide mild stool softeners when this occurs.
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