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A 19-year-old female asked:

Anemic. 300mg ferrous gluconate a day not helping after 10 months. 80-300 normal ferritin lvl - mine was 45. can i increase iron supplement dose?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: You may take iron supplement 2-3 times a day. Take it with food to prevent stomach upset. If that does not help you may need discuss with your doctor if you have malabsorption and may need iron replacement by injection.
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