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how long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
1 week: If you started it on the 1st day of your menstruation, it works right away. Otherwise, it is better to wait for a week.

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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

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Dr. Shannon Cole
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If your baby is breast fed i recommend starting polyvisol with iron, 1 dropper per day, for the entire first year of life starting at 1 week. This covers the needs of vitamin d and iron for the breast fed baby. If your baby is formula fed on a fully iron-supplemented formula, additional iron is usually not required.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If I am taking menopausal hormone therapy (mht) how does that affect the amount of iron I should take?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Iron: Usually after menopause the persons need for iron drops drastically because the menstrual periods have stopped. Blood loss requires lots of iron to manufacture new red blood cells. After menopause it is advisable not to take iron as too much iron can cause illness in the body e.g. Iron buildup in the liver called hemochromatosis.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is most likely to occur when a calcium supplement and an iron supplement are taken simultaneously?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Decrease absorption: In low dose, nothing probably will happen. Calcium and iron are taken together in a multivitamin all the time. At higher dose, you might get GI upset. Regarding efficacy, you get less iron absorption if taken with calcium. It is recommended to take iron 2 hr before or 4 hr after calcium supplementation.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can an iron supplement be taken along with cozaar (losartan)?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes but: Don't chance absorption issues. Take them at different times.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it advisable to take an iron supplement while pregnant?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: But also ask your doctor. In general, women get a little anemic in pregnancy and this can be normal. We want to improve or avoid the severity of the anemia with supplements. Most prenatal vitamins have a little iron, but you may need an additional supplement if recommended by your provider.

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