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Ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate--which is better?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Ferrous Gluconate (Definition)

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

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

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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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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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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Why does feosol (ferrous sulfate) cause diarrhea?

Why does feosol (ferrous sulfate) cause diarrhea?

Uncommon : Most iron supplements cause constipation so if you are getting diarrhea, it is an uncommon reaction. ...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.

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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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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How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

Slight difference: The iron bisglycinate is different form of iron from ferrous sulfate but when studies have been done there is not that much difference in the outcomes but the studies vary a great deal. Some studies show half the amount equals the ferrous sulfate so 175 mg of iron bisglycinate could do the same as 325mg of ferrous sulfate. However both will help iron deficiency. This not proven standard. Hope help ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Fergon (Definition)

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