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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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Son 5 month took12hours ago iron ferrous sulfate 45 mg,vitamin A 4500iu, d 1200iu, folicacid 0.15mg .niacinamide 24mg. Nosideeffectsappeared.danger?

Son 5 month took12hours ago iron ferrous sulfate 45 mg,vitamin A 4500iu,  d 1200iu,   folicacid 0.15mg .niacinamide 24mg. Nosideeffectsappeared.danger?

Ingestion: If a child drinks, eats or swallows something youthink may harm him call poison control. They will let you know what to do next. Always ask your child's doctor before giving him any supplements. ...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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My doctor prescribed 65mg of iron ferrous sulfate because of hair loss/low iron, but since I've been taking the pill my hair continues to shed a lot m?

My doctor prescribed 65mg of iron ferrous sulfate because of hair loss/low iron, but since I've been taking the pill my hair continues to shed a lot m?

May take time.: I don't know how long you've been taking the iron supplement, but it could take quite a long time - weeks to months- for any improvement to be seen, so be patient and have your blood levels for iron and such monitored regularly to know that your levels are improving. ...Read more

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I'm taking 2 tsp of feros sulfate iron in lq form. I'm not getting constipated. Is that a good sign. I'm post to be on 4 tsp a day.

I'm taking 2 tsp of feros sulfate iron in lq form. I'm not getting constipated. Is that a good sign. I'm post to be on 4 tsp a day.

Keep,hydrated: The iron is generally constipatimg. Good diet, hydration and stool softeners can usually control. If not a problem that is a good thing. ...Read more

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

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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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 does it mean when you have a gray stool? I take 325mg daily of ferrous sulfate (iron) so the stool is usually black. It has been gray for about a week.

What does it mean when you have a gray stool? I take 325mg daily of ferrous sulfate (iron) so the stool is usually black.  It has been gray for about a week.

Good : Good news! the only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). And in your case since you take iron, black stool would be expected and not worrisome. Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, gray, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If you have a persistent change in your stool habits, you should contact your physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a short period of strange stools that are not red, black or white is usually of no concern. ...Read more

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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