A member asked:

Can iron pills make me tired? started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. taking naps, i never take naps. headaches, dizzy, chest pain. norm?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hushang Haghighat answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

No: Iron pill dose not make you tired ,anemia it could cause tiredness ,but you should evaluated for chest pain and treated.

Answered 2/28/2017


Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Iron pills: Iron pills can affect digestive system & cause nausea or upset stomach, but not the other symptoms you described, unless you are taking the iron on full stomach, as food can lower absorption of iron, hence less effectiveness for your anemia, hence one possibility is that your anemia might be causing those symptoms.

Answered 4/26/2015



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