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Fergon (Overview)

Fergon is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate?

What is the difference between ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate?

Different salts: It is usually cheaper and more effective to take ferrous sulfate to replenish body stores of iron. ...Read more

Fergon (Overview)

Fergon is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Do you know is weight loss a side effect of taking ferrous gluconate?

Do you know is weight loss a side effect of taking ferrous gluconate?

Although I was not: Able to find weight loss as a specific potential side effect for ferrous gluconate, it can cause: v appetite, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal cramps etc. It would be safe to assume that there would be potential for weight loss in one of those scenarios. ...Read more

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How much ferrous gluconate equals 325 mg of ferrous sulfate. reason for question is am a peritoneal dialysis patient and they are saying feG not as g?

Iron: Most iron pills contain ferrous iron. Ferrous sulfate, ferrous fumarate, and ferrous gluconate are the 3 common forms. All three come in a 325 mg tablet size, but each contains a different amount of “elemental iron”., which is what is absorbed. Fe Sulfate contains 65 mg; Fe gluconate contains only 35 mg elemental iron. Hence, not as much Fe per tablet. Fe fumarate contains 108 mg iron. ...Read more

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What foods or beverages should I avoid while taking ferrous gluconate?

Ferrous gluconate: Do not drink alcohol or milk with the medication. Do not take it together with fish, meat or whole grain cereals. ...Read more

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Ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate--which is better?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. ...Read more

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Ferrous sulfate vs ferrous gluconate. Which is better?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. ...Read more

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What the difference between ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate?

Different salts: It is usually cheaper and more effective to take ferrous sulfate to replenish body stores of iron. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heme iron such as Proferrin, and the more commonly prescribed ones - ferrous gluconate, sulfate?

What is the difference between heme iron such as Proferrin, and the more commonly prescribed ones - ferrous gluconate, sulfate?

Main difference: IT'S more expensive! The least expesive (and generally best absorbed in most cases is good"old fashined" Ferrous sulphate! Hope this helps DrZ ...Read more

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Elixir ferrous gluconate for pregnant woman?

Ferrous Gluconate: Ferrous gluconate, in appropriate doses, is a goos iron supplementation if you are anemic. The elixir or pill form are both safe. ...Read more

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Can you take 2 doeses of iron supplements (ferrous gluconate)?

Can you take 2 doeses of iron supplements (ferrous gluconate)?

Ferrous gluconate: The body can only absorb limited amounts of iron at one time. It is okay to take two doses, if so instructed by your doctor, but it's important that you take one in the morning and one in the evening. ...Read more

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Do you know is weight loss a side effect of taking ferrous gluconate?

Although I was not: Able to find weight loss as a specific potential side effect for ferrous gluconate, it can cause: v appetite, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal cramps etc. It would be safe to assume that there would be potential for weight loss in one of those scenarios. ...Read more

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Yesterday I started on provera (medroxyprogesterone) and ferrous gluconate. Now I feel like I am pregnant, why?

Yesterday I started on provera (medroxyprogesterone) and ferrous gluconate. Now I feel like I am pregnant, why?

Are you pregnant? : 1st step would be to check a home pregnancy test to make sure that you are not. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a form of Progesterone and it can cause some people to feel this way. Ferrous gluconate is an iron supplement. Iron can often cause unpleasant GI side effects. ...Read more

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How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

IV iron: If you have difficulty taking pills, you may wish to discuss getting iron replacement by intravenous infusion. One session may be enough to infuse enough iron to overcome the deficiency. Consult this site for more information on this topic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Anemia/hic_intravenous_iron_supplementation ...Read more

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Ferrous Gluconate (Definition)

Ferrous gluconate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more