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Can An Iron Supplement Be Taken Along With Losartan Potassium
Yes: There are no interactions between these two. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Yes but: Don't chance absorption issues. Take them at different times. ...Read more
Can I give probiotic to my 7yr old son along with iron supplement?does its affect iron absorption?for how long can I give him probiotic?
I have had low ferritin levels for 2 years now and I've been taking an iron supplement regularly for a year along side high iron diet and still anemic?
Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased. Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg.
You can try taking ferrous fumarate (Ferrette's on amazon) 325 mg po q day to help with the iron absorption. Retake the serum iron/ferritin in 3-4 months of trial. ...Read more
I am taking iron supplement 25mg along with women's multivitamin for bone and metabolism support. Is t safe to take both whilr ttc?
Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?
Anemia, Nexium (esomeprazole):
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Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
By reducing stomach acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) may reduce the absorption of iron and make it less effective in treating your Anemia.
It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
See your Physician for diagnosis, medication effects and treatment.
Increased acidity can be due to stresses, have Therapy. ...Read more
If I take Losartan (100mg) is it ok to have a banana or two during the day? I read where you're not supposed to take a potassium supplement with.
Is losartan potassium tablets given for hypertension also a potassium supplement or are they two different medicines?
Vitamins: Yes, you can but there will be interactions. This is one of the issues with multivitamin and mineral preparations and why getting your nutrients from regular food is best. Just one example of interactions: all minerals with a chemical 'double plus' like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper get absorbed through the same channel and same area of the small intestine. Absorption of one will block. ...Read more
Only Breast Feeding?:
If your baby is not eating solid food at 4 months of age and is breast feeding.American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend giving Iron Supplement of 11 mgm per day.
Because breast milk contains little iron and your babies own iron reserves wont be sufficient to make the difference.Once the baby start eating iron rich foods then probably will not need the supplement. ...Read more
If you take too much: If you take more iron than you actually need to this can cause an overload of iron in your liver and as a consequence unwanted inflammation of it. In order to know if you are actually in need of iron supplement you need to have blood work done. Regular multivitamins contain a balanced iron supplement if you take them as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more
Okay: But 10 days off iron won't hurt. ...Read more
What is most likely to occur when a calcium supplement and an iron supplement are taken simultaneously?
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. ...Read more
See below: The thyroid and iron have no relation with each other. Taking iron will not prevent the onset of thyroid disorders. ...Read more
Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read more
Not Necessary: Iron supplementation is not necessary in healthy children, toddlers or infants. There is an ample amount in formula and breast milk and in children in their normal diets. If the child has iron anemia you can treat with iron drops to replenish the iron stores needed to maintain a normal red blood cell count. Ask your doctor whether your child needs iron. ...Read more
Please clarify: Can you be more specific about the symptoms you are referring to with the term "weak stomach". Thanks ...Read more
Iron: Be careful what you take. Please get the OK from the doctor looking after your thyroid. ...Read more
Iron Bis-Glycinate: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than more commonly used forms like ferrous sulfate or gluconate. It is also less likely to cause stomach upset and constipation. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...Read more
Not absolutely: Unless you have symptoms of Anemia(you are not actually anemic) or your Red blood cell indices(such as MCV) are low, you should not take iron supplements. If you want further evaluation as to why your hemoglobin (Hb) is slightly on the lower side of normal, you should go see your doctor asnd havbve a medical evaluation to check you for any blood loss which is one reason Hb can be lower than normal ...Read more
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