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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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

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?

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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If i want to take iron supplement, should I take ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

If i want to take iron supplement, should I take ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

Neither: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than either ferrous sulfate or gluconate. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...Read more

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Can taking oral liquid ferrous gluconate cause further damage dangerously in irritated esophagus? It hurts badly just after taking it, but I need iron

Can taking oral liquid ferrous gluconate cause further damage dangerously in irritated esophagus? It hurts badly just after taking it, but I need iron

Possibly: It is important to understand that I am is digested and absorbed after being exposed to significant amount of stomach acid to break it down hence the stomach irritation with ingestion of Ferris sulfate. There are other means of iron supplementationsuch as IV fusions. ...Read more

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Anemic. 300mg ferrous gluconate a day not helping after 10 months. 80-300 normal ferritin lvl - mine was 45. can i increase iron supplement dose?

Anemic. 300mg ferrous gluconate a day not helping after 10 months. 80-300 normal ferritin lvl - mine was 45. can i increase iron supplement dose?

Yes: You may take iron supplement 2-3 times a day. Take it with food to prevent stomach upset. If that does not help you may need discuss with your doctor if you have malabsorption and may need iron replacement by injection. ...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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If ferrous gluconate and ferrous fumarate make me short of breath should I try ferrous sulfate?

Iron : I am not aware of shortness of breath as an adverse reaction to iron supplements. Shortness of breath may be caused by severe anemia though. You should discuss with your doctor before starting any other irons supplements if your reaction is truly related to these medications. ...Read more

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I am anemic and recent ferritin was <3.4 gp asked me to start ferrous gluconate and a multi-vitamin. Should i see a hematologist? I'm worried.

I am anemic and recent ferritin was <3.4 gp asked me to start ferrous gluconate and a multi-vitamin.  Should i see a hematologist? I'm worried.

Evaluate anemia: It looks like you might have iron deficiency anemia. Besides taking the prescribed treatment it would be important to know why you have this condition. Your doctor should evaluate to find the cause. ...Read more

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Have anemia, v low iron levels & no appetite especially 4 meats. Taking ferrous gluconate w/vit C - not working. Is liver extract a good alternative?

Have anemia, v low iron levels & no appetite especially 4 meats. Taking ferrous gluconate w/vit C - not working. Is liver extract a good alternative?

VERY serious: You need to find out why you are iron deficient. You have stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise. Stomach or duodenal ulcer is also a common cause. Grown men don't "just get" iron deficiency, especially if they aren't vegetarians. Get with a physician who will work you up aggressively. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I get very dizzy every morning after breakfast, blood pressure ca.100/65. Started 3 weeks ago liquid ferrous gluconate 40ml with breakfast. Related?

I get very dizzy every morning after breakfast, blood pressure ca.100/65. Started  3 weeks ago liquid ferrous gluconate 40ml with breakfast. Related?

Poss. anemia or iron: With the symptoms that you have it is highly possible that this may be all due to low blood pressure, but because it occurs after breakfast every day it may be a reaction to the gluconate. You have some other medical problems and I do not know what your hematocrit or CBC shows. You need to listen to your doctor and perhaps change your medication as well ...Read more

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What explains esophageal pain + burn everytime right after taking oral ferrous gluconate with GERD, atrophic gastritis & neuroendocrine hyperplasia?

What explains esophageal pain + burn everytime right after taking oral ferrous gluconate with GERD, atrophic gastritis & neuroendocrine hyperplasia?

It's a huge pill: having an already irritated esophagus, likely with abnormal motility and then taking a huge pill will likely result in further irritation. Iron doesn't dissolve well. Furthermore, the entire point of iron in the body is to be able to easily add and subtract electrons. This also makes it inherently irritating as a chemical. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Ferrous Gluconate (Definition)

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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Fergon (Definition)

Fergon is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more