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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can a daily multivitamin which includes 18mg iron be harmful to a young man who was told he is "close to anemic" who also shows some anemic symptoms?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not directly: It should not be harmful, but should not inhibit you from evaluating the "close to anemia" state, assuming his doctor thinks that is necessary. Even if it is iron deficiency that is the problem it is important to find out why & whether he is not getting enough, not absorbing it or is losing it somewhere.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I do not believe so: But on advice find out what the for the anemia he have and treat the cause. Good luck.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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