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Ferrous Sulfate Vs 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
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
Yes for some people: it is better tolerated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I had level 13 of iron about 2 months ago & i took ferrous sulfate once everyday since. I stopped taking them 4 days ago should I be okay without them?
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
I took 2 iron pills containing 65mg with a total of 325 ferrous sulfate I am scare I overdose myself
Just started ferrous sulfate 325mg, iron was 9.8, should I be worried or should the iron be enough? Level was 2 weeks ago, still bleeding( the cause)
I was told to take feosol (ferrous sulfate) 325 mg 3 times a day...but I purchases a liquid iron instead instead...its a iron amino acid chelate 18 mg...do I take it 3?
Does taking over-the-counter iron pills has the same results as taking prescribed ferrous sulfate?
I was prescribed 325 mg ferrous sulfate..my ferritin was at a 12 yet all other numbers were within normal range. Is this too much iron?
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
Iron def. anemia. Accidentally took 2 ferrous sulfate 325 (65mg elemental) at once. Should I be concerned about overdose?
Can iron suppliment like ferrous sulfate make u feel lazy? I am taking this supplement because I have been diagnosed with iron defeciency.
Not usually: Anemia from iron deficiency can cause fatigue, but ferrous sulfate usually does not. The most common side effects are an upset stomach or constipation. Certain other medical conditions can problems with iron overload, but if you are othewise healthy, and are taking the appropriate dose, this is unlikely. If the problem persists, follow-up with your doctor for advise. ...Read more
I'm taking ferrous sulfate for low iron and my stool has turned dark green will this happen the whole3 months I'm supposed to take it or will it go aw?
I'm a 19 year old male, I weigh about 135 I accidentally took 65 mg of iron or 325 mg of Ferrous Sulfate. Is this toxic?
Not toxic: still within recommended dosage, but be careful to to exceed prescribed or recommended doses, good luck ...Read more
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