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A 35-year-old female asked:

Iron levels are 11. 27 weeks pregnant. prenatals have 45mg of iron. do i need a supplement? if so, what brand is good?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: How is your ferritin? Yes, you will need to get iron supplement. Any otc brand is good as long as you can tolerate it . Take it at least twice a day- i fyou can. Take it in the morning , empy stomach and drink it with orange juice to increase absorption of the iron. Please discuss with your OB in detail. Also increase food that is rich in iron. Read- www.Ironrichfood.Org.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 3, 2012

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