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Iron Sulfate Vs Ferrous Fumarate
Which is better for anemia? Ferrous sulfate or ferrous fumarate? I have low iron, ferrous sulfate hurts my stomach. Was wondering about fumarate.
I've just started ferrous fumarate as sulphate didn't suit me. I'm feeling quite poorly, my iron stores are 4 is that low?
It should help: The ferrous form of iron is usually the best absorbed. Some people tolerate ferrous fumarate or gluconate better than ferrous sulfate. GI side effects are usually the problem. I presume your ferritin level is 4 ng/ml, which is low suggesting iron deficiency and is the likely cause of feeling poorly. Hopefully you can tolerate the ferrous fumarate and resupply your body's iron. ...Read more
Can I take 4 tabs or iron a day instead of 3 as I have very low iron stores ( ferritin 7)? I use 325 mg of ferrous fumarate.
I take ferrous fumarate 300(100) mg since 23 sept. 2013 once a day and i still feel fatigue. My blood iron level is 13. (12-300) what should I do?
More iron: If another blood test called iron binding capacity is elevated, this would confirm that your body's iron level is deficient(most likely from menstrual blood loss) and that 1 iron tablet a day is not a high enough dose. Only a small percentage of an iron pill is absorbed and in true iron deficiency up to 3 doses a day are commonly needed to raise the blood level of iron. Your md will advise you. ...Read more
Ferritin, rbc, haematocrit, globin all normal but low serum iron, gp gave me ferrous fumarate, but im not anaemic?
More info needed!: Low iron level by itself does not always indicate iron deficiency. To interpret the results, we interpret it in conjunction with ferritin, TIBC and iron saturation. Low iron level can some times be seen if you have an inflammatory / infectious condition at the time of blood draw. It is very unusual to have iron deficiency in a young man as it is usually seen in young females due to menstruation. ...Read more
My ferritin level is 19. Is 150 mg iron polysaccharide (feramax supplement) + 35 mg ferrous fumarate (pre natal vits) safe daily iron dose for female?
I've been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, my doctor prescribed ferrous fumarate 210mg 2x a day for 28 days, will i need follow up test?
I've been taking Ferrous Sulfate Can I switch it to Ferrous Fumarate? Pharmacist told me it alright to take Fumarate as it almost same.
Docs preference: assuming they are treating low Fe , and are following your response, is what most matters. ...Read more
Isit rare for someone to be allergic to ferrous Fumarate? I need to take them but I am frightened
Reassurance: You can take ferrous glauconite if you really!!! Need this at your age and enjoy your life. ...Read more
Prescribed 210mg of Ferrous Fumarate. 1 3 times a day because my hemoglobin is 10, is this fine or to much?
Good dose of iron: This is a good dose for getting maximum benefit. It is essential that your body is low in Iron as shown on blood testing for Iron stores. Once your Hemoglobin(Hb) goes up, the dose of Iron pills can be reduced to 1 tab twice a day. But either dose is fine. Send us your CBC results as we want to know what your MCV result is besides having a low Hb. ...Read more
My hemoglobin is 10 doctors want me to take 210mg 1 ferrous Fumarate 3 times a day. Is this okay or is this to much?
Iron: That's a good doseGet a more detailed answer ›
No...: You should definitely consult your doctor and make sure that you have low iron stores in your body. If you have normal iron levels and you take too much iron it can accumulate in your liver and cause damage to it. Make sure you get seen by your doctor and have blood work done in order to find out if you need supplement if you are iron deficient. ...Read more
Isit rare to be allergic to ferrous Fumarate? I have to take them for low hemoglobin. I have no known allergies
Rare: But if you're still suspicious, take the first dose in the doctor's office or an ER waiting area, wait for an hour after, if everything is fine and no reaction, just move on, if any problem, then you are in the very place you want to be in this case. Severe reactions, if you're truly allergic, would appear in the first hour after exposure, good luck ...Read more
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