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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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What are side effects from taking plavics.

What are side effects from taking plavics.

Bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is a serious risk and there a long list of others that you may find at this site. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5869-plavix+oral.aspx?drugid=5869&drugname=plavix+oral&pagenumber=6. ...Read more

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Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Everything we ingest: has side effects. Please see a nutritionist or a natural health doctor who can recommend the proper supplements and doses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any negative side effects from multivitamins like being ravenous?

Any negative side effects from multivitamins like being ravenous?

Some side effects: I have not heard of being ravenous as a side effect, but side effects may occur. The most common might be nausea, but this is more likely if taken on an empty stomach. It is also not unusual for people to be allergic to vitamins- many contain soy, corn, gluten or other allergenic substances and some also react to fillers and binders like magnesium stearate. Hypoallergenic vitamins are available. ...Read more

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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Those are just side effects and to continue taking theeffects from taking actonel (risedronate)?

Those are just side effects and to continue taking theeffects from taking actonel (risedronate)?

Actonel (risedronate): About which side effects of this drug are you speaking? Some side effects, if ignored, can become significant problems for some patients. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with taking acai berry detox pills?

What side effects are commonly associated with taking acai berry detox pills?

Ineffective: Not FDA regulated. another company making bogus claims to swell up their wallet ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

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What are side effects from taking alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis?

What are  side effects from taking alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis?

See below: All meds may have potential side effects. Fosamax (alendronate) most common side effects such are abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fli-like illness, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting. Very rare of all similar type drugs are fractures of the femur and a rare condition called avascular necrosis of the jaw, which is dead bone in the jaw after significant jaw/dental surgery. ...Read more

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Side effects from taking allopurinol?

Side effects from taking allopurinol?

Allopurinol: Most common is skin rash. May precipitate a gout attack during initiation of therapy. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common benefits or side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can you please list the most common benefits or side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Benefits - improving anxiety, panic or depression. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. A person can also experience headache, dizziness, tremors, or feeling tired. Erectile dysfunction can occur. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, cont'd. ...Read more

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What are potential side effects of dietary supplements?

What are potential side effects of dietary supplements?

Perhaps Serious: Depending upon the supplement, heart trouble, hypertension, strokes, and kidney trouble. Good diet should eliminate the need for dietary supplements in otherwise healthy people.And if not healthy, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more

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


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more