A 29-year-old female asked:
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can i take iron tablets and the contraceptive pill at the same time?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: I'm glad you're taking this active approach to your health. Many women become quiet ill if they need iron and do not supplement.
Answered on Jun 28, 2016

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