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Doctor insights on: Can An Iron Supplement Be Taken Along With Losartan Potassium

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Iron absorption: I have not heard of probiotics interfering with iron absorption. Calcium will bind to iron and interfere with iron absorption, vitamin C will help iron absorption. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Iron deficient: 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

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I am taking iron supplement 25mg along with women's multivitamin for bone and metabolism support. Is t safe to take both whilr ttc?

I am taking iron supplement 25mg along with women's multivitamin for bone and metabolism support. Is t safe to take both whilr ttc?

Look closely: While ttc you should be on a prenatal which has 1 mg of Folic Acid and 25 mg iron and at least 1, 000 units of vit d3. Check the multiple for these. It is also wise to take vit k2 100mcg a day which may be in the multi for bone support. ...Read more

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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)?

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): I admire you for your interest in Health. 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

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Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of the potassium supplement. Monitor potassium. ...Read more

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Is losartan potassium tablets given for hypertension also a potassium supplement or are they two different medicines?

Potassium and Cozaar (losartan): The potassium (K) found in losartan (L) is a very minute amount and is not intended to be a K supplement. L does have the ability to elevate serum K levels, so supplementation of K by K chloride tablets may not be needed. ...Read more

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Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more