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Ferrous sulfate vs ferrous gluconate. Which is better?

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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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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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?

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 ferrous sulfate & chelated iron?

What is the difference between ferrous sulfate &  chelated iron?

Iron supplements: Chelated iron has been treated to bind it to an amino acid, supposedly to make it more like that occurring naturally in foods. It allegedly is more easily absorbed through cell walls. Ferrous sulfate is the most common & cheapest iron supplement but may not be well tolerated. Ferrous fumarate is better absorbed, but heme iron polypeptide is well tolerated & absorbed. Vitamin c enhances iron uptake. ...Read more

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What is ferrous sulfate used for?

What is ferrous sulfate used for?

Iron deficiency: It is taken orally to increase iron in the blood ...Read more

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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate iron and chelated iron?

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What is the difference between ferrous sulfate iron and chelated iron?

Iron: Ferrous sulfate is also known as iron. You can use this as a supplement if your iron level is low- as a treatment for iron deficiency. Iron chelating agent- on the other hand- is used to bind the iron in your blood and then remove it from your body . This will be used if your iron level is too muc/highh- for instance in the setting where you received multiple blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Why ferrous sulfate reccomended for anemia?

Why ferrous sulfate reccomended for anemia?

Make new blood cells: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...Read more

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Among ferrous sulfate, gluconate and fumarate, is there any difference in absorbtion and tolerability?

Among ferrous sulfate, gluconate and fumarate, is there any difference in absorbtion and tolerability?

Yes: All these forms of iron have distinct characteristics that affect these areas. Though gluconate and fumarate are more tolerable than the sulfate, they provide a lower amount of absorbable iron. I feel that it is more important to be able to tolerate the form of iron you're taking than how much is absorbed especially if you have any stomach problems to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is better for anemia? Ferrous sulfate or ferrous fumarate? I have low iron, ferrous sulfate hurts my stomach. Was wondering about fumarate.

Which is better for anemia? Ferrous sulfate or ferrous fumarate? I have low iron, ferrous sulfate hurts my stomach. Was wondering about fumarate.

Fumarate, gluconate: Iron tablets help in iron-deficiency anemia. Taking the tablets with food or after eating reduce the side effects of abdominal pain. Both fumarate and gluconate are reported to have less gastric irritations. Cost is a consideration. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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Is feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement a good choice for anemia?

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Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, destruction to red blood cells, bone marrow failure etc. Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron is one of the good choice only if you have iron deficiency anemia and hopefully can help you- otherwise, you should see md and have further eval to find the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Yes: Try different types of iron since this is a common side effect. Slow release iron is better; adding more kale/spinach/collards are a great source of iron; using fiber, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium from over the counter to prevent the constipation are options. ...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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Side effects of ferrous sulfate like feosol?

Side effects of ferrous sulfate like feosol?

Iron supplements: Ferrous sulfate can interfere with the absorption of certain medications like thyroid hormone. It also can cause stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea, and achiness. If one takes excessive amounts of iron over long periods of time it can very rarely cause organ damage such as heart and liver failure. ...Read more

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Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol: On review of the literature the two preparatio ns appear to deliver the same bisoprolol effect. It suggests that there should be no difference between the two with respect to bisoprolol effect. ...Read more

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Which is better for chronic anemia 1) ferrous gloconate 2) ferrous fumarate As a supplements for iron deficiency?

Which is better for chronic anemia 
1) ferrous gloconate 
2) ferrous fumarate 
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Determine the cause: Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. ...Read more

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What's the difference between iron bisglycinate and ferrous glutamate?

What's the difference between iron bisglycinate and ferrous glutamate?

Explanation: Both of them are iron medications used for treatment of anemia. Use one of them what is better for YOU. I like ferrous glutamate or sulfate. ...Read more

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I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia. How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia.  How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

As tolerable: See how much of this you are able to take. Ask your physician about some of the new injectable / infusable forms of iron -- they're much easier than they used to be. Best wishes. ...Read more