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Can I Take Multi Vitamin With Iron
What are alternative treatments to taking iron for chronic anemia? It makes me sick when I take it alone or in the form of a multi-vitamin with iron.
Iron is necessary: We can get iron from a number of sources. Meats and green leafy vegetables are good sources. There are also other ways to get iron. Iron can be given in shots or by IV infusion. There are also many different otc types of iron, including liquids like geritol and feosol (ferrous sulfate). ...Read more
Yes but why iron?: This is safe in terms of not having excessive doses of any but few men need to take iron- iron is a pro-oxidant. Other than young children, I only advise iron supplements to menstruating women. Generally men can get adequate iron from diet and excess iron intake increases risk of heart disease and cancer so unless you know you are deficient in iron I would not supplement with it! ...Read more
Is it ok to take children's multi-vitamin and 324 mg ferrous gluc iron pill together? Adult vitamins make me sick so I take children's. thank you.
Yes: That would be OK. You only need to take the Iron if you are deficient in Iron or if you are anemic. ...Read more
I have been having troubles keeping my iron up while donating plasma. I take iron pills, a multi vitamin, and try to eat the correct things but no? ?
Evaluate: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more
MCH 26.1 RDW 15.9. All other counts normal. 53 yr old female. I currently take a multi vitamin with no iron. Should I be taking a multi with iron?
Depends: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you are still having periods take iron, if you are post-menopausal, then iron is not necessary. ...Read more
I take a multivitamin with iron. Recently though, it makes me nauseous when I take it. Even if I eat first. What's a good vitamin I could take?
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My doctor says after a slight drop in iron that I should take a multi vitamin and a 300 mg iron pill. I'm scared too take the multi vitamin nd iron : (?
Can multivitamin be taken with yogurt? Does it affect iron absorption? And does it affect vitamins efficiency? I take them with yogurt.
Not with yogurt.: You should take vitamins after a meal. Many vitamins require the minerals in food to be used as cofactors to help activate the vitamins in order for them to work more effectively. The calcium and sugar in most commercial yogurt products do not help to improve vitamin absorption. It is best to take iron with vitamin C to improve iron absorption. ...Read more
Irons a "tad" low always tired, dr says to take multi vitamin and iron I have anxiety and scared too even take multivitamin, is it safe!?
Is it okay that I take 18mg of iron because my multivitamin contains iron, which vitamin A-Z are all 100% RDA approved that says on the label.
Best get iron-free: The RDA for iron for men is only 8 mg and most obtain that from diet.It's safe to consume more than the RDA of virtually all vits & minerals EXCEPT iron. As a pro-oxidant excess iron increases risk of heart-disease and cancer. Men who lower their iron stores by donating blood at least once a year have a dramatic 88% lower risk of heart attacks! Take an iron-free multi. See multivitaminguide. Org ...Read more
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
I keep getting eye styes and I take a multi vitamin, prylosic (acid reflux), iron tablet on a daily basis. But the styes keep coming back. What should I do?
Just one, however: I'm not sure what you mean by start working- even one will increase the amount of vitamins in your body. But there are many far better choices than 1 a day. It has soy which is likely from gmo sources which I consider risky. It has 3 artificial colors that can cause adverse reactions (& are unnecessary), titanium dioxide (a possible carcinogen)& synthetic vit e which is also unhealthy. See comment:. ...Read more
Is 10 mg of iron in a multi vitamin too much if I do not need extra iron? I took a multi with this amount for the last three days.
Not a problem: If you get enough iron in your diet (e.g., meats, beans, fortified cereals), and are not low on it somehow (e.g., women losing it with heavy periods) you won't need to take extra iron. However, the amount you mentioned is not a lot of iron. For comparison, a packet of oatmeal has approximately 11 mg of iron. ...Read more
I accidentally took 45mg of iron among other vitamins when I took two different multivitamin tablets two nights ago. Should I be worried.?
Be careful next time: There many and dangerous side from over dosing from iron, I believe what you did most likely you will be okay, black stool. ...Read more
What multivitamin would you recommend Dr? I've been low in vitamin d in past as well as iron. Any in particular? Thank you!
I bought vitamins: calcium, iron, & garlic. Is it ok if I drink them once a day being that I bought them individually instead of the multivitamin?
OK, however...: It is fine to have those once a day but I don't believe they are a substitute for a multivitamin; despite the recent study claiming multivits don't work, a good quality multivit is wise for almost everyone to take ; folate (folic acid) is esp. Important for women who could become pregnant. All adults should take 5-8, 000 iu of vit d/day in fall ; winter; if you are taking calcium for bone health d ; k help more! ...Read more
I have no instance and got denied for 6 months for low iron. Now thar I could go back, I have been taking a multivitamin, iron pill, vitamin C pill to absorb the iron and eating higher iron foods, but its still to low! Should I be worried? I can't really
Iron def anemia: Iron def anemia can be either from iron loss, poor absorption or inadequate intake. Iron lost through bleeding (intestinal, gynecological or from trauma/ surgery). Most of iron absorption take place in proximal intestine (duodenum). One more recently recognizable diseases is celiac disease (allergy to gluten) this can be diagnosed through specific blood work and/ or endoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
My prenatal multivitamin has Folate-800mcg;Ca-150 mg;Iron-27mg;VitB12-4mcg;Vit A-4000IU, excluding few vitamins. Should I increase/decrease dose of any?
No: Not sure I understand the question, but 1 prenatal vitamin daily is all you need unless there are special problems. ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 16.8. I am taking gnc multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg so is this the cause of high hemoglibin level. Male?
Nutritional supplements are an unlikely cause of elevated hemoglobin. However, even though high your hemoglobin is not abnormally high. You may wish to consult this site for more info in this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more
I eat healthy as a vegetarian. My b-12, iron, etc. Tests are normal. I had a vegan multivitamin suggested to me. Are vitamins actually beneficial?
Vitamins are beneficial for Health.
I commend you for eating healthy as a Vegetarian.
Your Healthy Vegetarian Diet has most of the Vitamins.
Fruits have Vitamin C and Folic acid
Vegetables have Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folic acid.
Vitamin B12 is in Soy milk, Dairy products, Eggs, Veggie burgers fortified with vitamin B12.
Vitamin D is in Vitamin D-fortified soy milk, cow's milk, and Eggs. ...Read more
Why is my stool black? I've been taking biotin, iron, epa-dha complex and multi-vitamin pills. My hair has been falling off more than usual as well.
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose the reason for you black stool. Iron supplmentation can cause bowel movements to turn black. If you have black bowel movements that are sticky and malodorous, this can be consistent with gastrointestinal bleeding. In that case, it is very important that you not delay being medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
My 4 yr old ate 15 multivitamin gummies. They do not contain iron. They do contain 750iu vitamin a & 200iu vitamin d. Pc said she is ok. Do you agree?
My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?
Take diff. Multi. &:
No adult males should take iron supplements unless proven deficient. Iron is a pro-oxidant that increases risk of disease and most men get plenty from their diet. Change to a multivitamin without iron.
Consider donating blood- periodically donating blood may reduce risk of acute heart attack up to 88%!
See http://www. Anh-usa. Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/ ...Read more
I sleep well every evening, but stay tired, my blood test for iron, thyroid and calium was normal. What else can it be? I have dark circles under my eyes and struggle to get through te day. I am using a multi vitamin daily.
Fatigue=a Mind+Brain: Issue, only partially related to vehicle you are driving (a body) this lifetime. Body mechanic (usually only ones which the public&most physicians limit their myopic views) issues you mentioned=rarely big (much less dominant) controlling factors (just distractions for sales). Except Vit. D3, MVits=zero benefit for health & ↑mortality rates in older ♀. https://goo. Gl/Ag7e69, https://goo. Gl/VQo5cz. ...Read more
No, needed daily: There is absolutely no risk of "toxic build up" from the doses in multi's. The only vitamins that can be toxic are a, e, d ; b6 and I know of no multiple that has anywhere close to toxic levels of any of those. Our body is not able to store b vitamins ; vit c and your body needs those daily so if you take it every other day then you may be lacking needed vitamins on the days you don't take them. ...Read more
I just had a minor surgery yesterday. Is it ok to start taking vitamins again? I take multi vitamin and garlic pills.
Vitamins: You did not say where you had surgery - (git or where?). If you are referring to daily vitamin supplements, it should be okay provided you have normal GI functions and are not restricted by your attending physician from taking any supplements. To be sure, check with your physician. ...Read more
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