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A 28-year-old female asked:

i been taking ferrous sulfate 325mg pills since yesterday 9/30/2020 as of today i been experiencing this gnawing/burning feeling that feels like it squeezes type of pain its under my chest bone center of upper abdomen?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: Iron Pills are notoriously tough on the digestive/ intestinal system. Side effects include: constipation, diarrhea; nausea, vomiting, heartburn; stomach pain, upset stomach; black or dark-colored stools or urine; temporary staining of the teeth; headache; or unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth. Talk to your prescribing Dr for follow up. They may want you to start at a lower dose and increase
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
GI upset: Iron can and often does cause gastrointestinal upset. It may be mitigated somewhat by taking the pill with food. You can also switch to another form of iron such as Bifera which is better absorbed and may cause less side effects. Check with your doctor.

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