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CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.

CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.

Iron deficiency: Most of the time iron deficiency is detected when the CBC is abnormal. However, some cases may still show numbers in the normal range, but tending towards a pattern consistent with iron deficiency. If the iron, iron binding and serum ferritin (panel) all point to deficiency then treatment is good. But should also ask why iron is low. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Ferrous Sulfate (Definition)

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Im taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg 5gr tabs and feel dizzy breathing is different?

Im taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg 5gr tabs and feel dizzy breathing is different?

What is the question: What is your question.Apparently you are being treated for Iron Defeciency Anemia.But onfortunately we don't know what your question is. We don't have all the information like what is the cause of your Anemia and how long you have had it and what was your blood count,like Hemoglobin,iron level etc. Consult and follow up with your Doctor and if breathing difficulty go to ER ...Read more

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Pregnant taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg twice daily is 6 hrs long enough to wait before taking another dose? How close is to close for doses?

Pregnant taking ferrous sulfate 325 mg twice daily  is 6 hrs long enough to wait before taking another dose? How close is to close for doses?

Iron supplements: Taking iron more frequently won't cause any problem other than complication. The body will only absorb a certain amount and the remainder will pass through your system. The most common complaint with excess iron is constipation. Therefore, you can take it at 6 hour intervals if you don't have symptoms now but you may have symptoms as your body reaches its capacity to absorb the iron. ...Read more

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I am completely finished with my RX iron 325 mg, but need more. Will the same strength OTC non-RX iron (ferrous sulfate) work just the same? Yes? No?

I am completely finished with my RX iron 325 mg, but need more. Will the same strength OTC non-RX iron (ferrous sulfate) work just the same? Yes? No?

Depending on the: level of iron deficiency anemia you have, you would need between 160 mg to 480 mg of iron sulfate (there are other compounds) daily. Your body can only absorb so much through the gut before inducing side effects. Most OTC iron preparations are between 5 mg to 65 mg, so likely you would have to take a lot of pills to make up for the deficiency. The key is to have regular checkup to see progress ...Read more

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Took too many ferrous sulfate pills, need help and advice!?

Took too many ferrous sulfate pills, need help and advice!?

Iron overdose: Usually, an excessive one-time dose of iron washes through your intestines and doesn't cause any side effects other than nausea, vomitina, and diarrhea. Too much iron over many months can cause iron build-up in your body and may require chelation therapy. You need to visit your healthcare provider and get appropriate testing depending on how much iron you have taken. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 5 feosol (ferrous sulfate) 65mg. What could happen?

More info at:: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Feosol (Definition)

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