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Childs Vitamin With Iron Medication
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do ? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: we all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
I'm on two anti-convulsants medications causing my hair to fall out drastically. I read that selenium, iron & b-vitamins can be depleted on these meds?
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you dont specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
Is it ok to give a 3 year old child pediavit select ( vitamins and iron ) 1 ml each day for almost 2 years now . How safe is it to continue using it ?
Vitamins: Unless your child is anemic or very poor eater who is not growing properly, i would advise you to save your money a buy your child an extra toy with the money saved. In other words the vitamins are not necessary. ...Read more
Does iron in a prenatal vitamin pass into the breastmilk to be available to an exclusively breastfed baby?
No: but it will help the nutrition of the breast feeding mother however the absorption of iron from breast milk is much more bioavailable in breast milk as compared to the cows milk formula so exclusively breast fed babies generally dont get aneamic till they are 6-9 months old and their iron requirment increases and they need extra iron in iron fortified cereals ...Read more
What elements or vitamins contain in eggs white part?Is it harmful for thalassemia patient?My baby is 6.5 months and for iron i'm not giving her yolk.
I've been feeling very dizzy on my period now for 3 days can I take one of my baby cousins Flintstone vitamins with iron?
My yr old baby is unable to sleep thru the night. He is taking iron, calcium, vitamin d sachets as asked by his pediatrician. Why is he in discomfort?
Discomfort vs awake?: It is not uncommon for 1 year old infants to wake at night, not always from discomfort but sometimes teething, sometimes looking for caregiver. If they are used to falling asleep by themselves without a pacifier, bottle, or being rocked at night, then they will often roll over and settle back down. If they fall asleep while nursing or being rocked, then when they wake, they need the same comfort. ...Read more
My baby is 17 month old and i breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?
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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
Likely: When the diet is erratic or health marginal supplements may be of value. The usual male iron loss is 1-2mg/d and since you only absorb 10% of dietary iron, a supplement at that level is unlikely to cause problems. What the body doesn't need it will not absorb. Since a regular diet supplies the need, supplements just make for expensive pee/poop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a hgb of 11.2 concerning for a boy who JUST turned 4? Dr suggested iron vitamin but I still worry. Thank you!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take one of the 'all in one' tablets, that's supposed to give me a full days vitamins, iron, excetera. Do any of them really work?
Packaged group: They are packaged group of components, like a grocery bag has different things in it. To determine what they have, read the label and take note of the amount of each component. You may need more of a dosage of what is in it - if so you can add another tablet that has what extra you need. Consult with your doctor and/or nutritionist for your customized dosages. ...Read more
Im taking prenatal vitamin and iron.But i have read that prenatal vitamin contain iron too. It will not be an overdose of iron if im taking both?
The main reasons: your doctor would recommend an additional iron supplement to your prenatal vitamin is that your prenatal vitamin does not contain the recommended amount (30 mg daily) or your iron level was found to be low/you were told you are anemic. A prenatal vitamin and an iron supplement taken together will often not be tolerated without nausea; separate them. Check with Doc if further questions. Good luck:) ...Read more
Is it normal to have pasty bm and it's hard to pass it's not black or bloody, I've been taking vitamins but nothing with iron why is this happening?
Yes, can be normal..: Changes in the consistency of stool can occur, and be considered normal, with any and all alterations in what goes into you gastrointestinal tract: from changes in food, beverages, medications, supplements, even gum! The stool consistency you describe sounds like it needs more bulk: gradually add some fiber in the form of whole grain cereal, bread, brown rice, possibly some vegetables. ...Read more
I need to take a iron pill because my iron was a little low. The iron pills make me sick. Would I get enough iron from a flintstone with iron vitamin?
My iron is a little low - 10.9- it usually runs around 12. Is this cause for concern or might it fluctuate? I started a multiple vitamin with iron to help.
Anemia: There isn't much iron in a daily multiple vitamin. You might want to add ferrous gluconate which is a higher level of iron twice-daily. There should be an explanation as to why you are anemic so see your dr. For a workup. Anemia can be a sign of a serious illness so be sure and get checked. ...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
Yes.: Whole grocery store islands full of them. ...Read more
Some used : Fat soluble vitamins (adek) are stored in your body. Water soluble vitamins are used and excesses are lost during excretion (generally via urine). Minerals like calcium may be lost in urine or deposited into bone. Iron is generally used, excreted, or occassionally stored. Unless anemic, most males do not need supplemental iron. Exercise is important and is separate from diet or supplements. ...Read more
Try different iron: Iron supplements often cause constipation and GI upset but some forms are better absorbed and tolerated than others. Iron Bis-glycinate is much less likely to cause side effects. Taking Vitamin C with iron also enhances absorption. You can also eat more foods with iron- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=70 ...Read more
How long does it take for vitamins to get out of your system like iron, zinc or D3 that you take daily?
Quite variable: Only one of the things you mentioned, d3, is a vitamin; the others are minerals. B vitamins and vit. C are water-soluble; other than B12 they are not stored in your system and leave within several hours. The fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e & k can stay for several weeks, as can minerals- for example iron can be stored for several months. ...Read more
I started taking multi vitamins and iron pill together two days after my deficationg was black.. What cause this?
Iron pills: Iron often causes black stool whether you take it with a multivitamin or not (taking vit c with iron enhances absorption. Quoting http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007478.Htm "black stools are normal when taking iron tablets. In fact, this is felt to be a sign that the tablets are working correctly.". ...Read more
My husband & I are going to have colonoscopys & it says not to take vitamins containing iron--which vitamins contain iron?
Read labels.: To see if iron is a significant ingredient in your vitamins, read the label with the ingredients listed. That information will be found there. If the bottle is no longer available, then stop the vitamins until after your colonoscopies are done. Also, please add your age to your profile. I answered this because colonoscopies scheduled for a married couple are not done in people under 16 usually ...Read more
Vitamins: Most vitamins don't affect BP but need to know content of specific one you take. ...Read more
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