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Medicine For Iron Poisoning
No: Not likely. Have your hfe gene tested. Single mutation causes elevated iron. 2 mutations means disease (hemochomatosis). ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more
Can be fatal: The clinical features of iron overdose are comprised of five phases that are manifestations of the toxic effects of iron. These phases include gastrointestinal (GI) features (abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, throwing up blood, and black, tarry stools); a latent phase; shock and metabolic acidosis; liver toxicity and liver necrosis; and bowel obstruction. ...Read more
Iron overdose occurs when someone takes large amount of iron supplements. It can be accidental or intentional. Overdose of iron is a serious condition and is extremely dangerous in children.
*blood in stools or black colored stools. This is a sign of bleeding from the gastro intestinal tract.
*nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
*vomiting blood. ...Read more
Iron dosing: It is important to pay attention to what is called "elemental iron". This dosage is usually written in small print at the bottom of the bottle of iron tablets. A typical iron tablet should have 45-60 mg of elemental iron. ...Read more
Not a problem: Unless you have a specific disease process like hemochromotosis, which causes abnormal retention of iron or a hemolytic anemia, iron overload is not a problem. If you have one of these problems, then therapeutic phlebotomy (for hemochromotisis) or chelation with Deferoxamine (for the anemias) are among the standard treatments. ...Read more
Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of poisoning. More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis, repetitive blood transfusions, or a hematologic condition which prevents normal iron usage. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more
If there is a high iron content to your water, could you possibly have an iron overdose? Especially if you eat foods like red meat and spinach often?
Absolutely: Absolutely this is a common cause of iron od. ...Read more
For iron deficiency should you take iron supplements + iron -enriched foods? Worried about iron overdose. And how long to get iron back in system?
Fe deficiency is a..: Symptom of a problem as much as being a problem in its own rite. It's important to both correct the deficiency and discover its source. To correct, continue oral fe supplements until hematocrit normalizes then continue for another 3months to replete stores. If you find the source and fix it, your only significant source of fe loss is bleeding. If you don't fix it, the fe deficiency will recur. ...Read more
Time and Fluids: Meds for symptoms: uncontrolled vomiting (zofran, phenergan, compazine). Moderate diarrhea - imodium. Since most food poisoning is self-limited, pushing fluids and getting rest is best most of the time. If high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools, or are sick for more than 48 hours, see a doctor! You may need antibiotics and IV fluids. Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nice antibiotic for traveller's diarrhea. ...Read more
What can I do to treat food poisoning? I believe I have contracted food poisoning. What medicines should I take?
Be seen: See your physician. Stay hydrated in any event. ...Read more
34 weeks pg. Food poisoning. My dr told me to take metrodin. It is some hormonal drug I guess so am resistant. Should I take it or any other med?
Metrodin: I am not aware of any use of Metrodin in pregnancy, at least in normal pregnancy. You should ask your doctor to explain the rationale for that. ...Read more
Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?
Hello! This is Lakshmi from India. From last two weeks m suffering from food poisoning. Took few medicines but not well yet. Vomiting after eating.
Food poisoning: Is very common but Most cases are mild, self-limiting, and improve with supportive nonspecific symptomatic treatments- Aggressive Re-HYDRATION. If you are still having symptoms 2 weeks out you may need appropriate antibiotics.. ...Read more
My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?
See a pediatrician: Your niece is at risk of becoming seriously dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor, both for diagnostic purposes as well as to check her for the secondary effects of inability to keep things down. There are antinausea preparations that can be given by rectal suppository. Go and have her seen and hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Iron chelation: Iron chelation is not a sham if the patient has a hematologic disorder such as myelodysplasia or thalassemia which requires frequent blood transfusions. When one receives blood, one also receives all the iron inside the blood cells. This iron stays inside the body and can cause organ damage. Chelation therapy is then very important. It is also used for patients who accidentally take too much iron. ...Read more
Stomach upset is a common side effect of iron supplements. You can reduce this side effect by taking the pills with meals.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If there is a drug I can take for iron overload, wouldn't it be better to use that, instead of giving blood all of the time?
No: I am answering n0, because I do not know of a medcation that would remedy this problem without the necessity of withdrawing blood to keep the level of iron within an acceptable range. I am sure that consulting your hematologist would give you a better explanation than the one I have given you. Perhaps one of the colleagues on this site could help you more, good luck. ...Read more
My wife is enemic. Doc says that iron is not absorb by body. Hemoglobin goes to level 6.5 please sugest the appropriate medicine?
See details: Eat red meat, liver and other iron rich foods if you must. Personally, I would rather take an iron supplement than eat these foods. ...Read more
Iron chelation: Yes, especially if you are taking Desferal subcutaneously. But oral medications can cause a rash as well. Please discuss this with your doctor to see if a change in medication is appropriate or if you could be helped by allergy medications. ...Read more
Iron chelation: The only medications for iron chelation are Desferal (given intravenously and subcutaneously) or Exjade and Deferiprone (both given orally). Try discussing a switch with your doctor, or see whether taking allergy medications can help. ...Read more
If I take iron tablet (sangobion), can I take gastric medicine (omezole 20 omeprazole capsule 20mg). Thanks?
Interaction: Taking Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid in your stomach and will reduce the amount of iron you absorb from the sangobion. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19262546. ...Read more
It Could Be: Without knowing the drug, what the rash looks like, or why you need the drug it is hard to safely answer this question. It might be an allergy, but most drug allergies get worse with repeated exposure to the drug. You should discuss this with your doctor and see an allergy specialist if needed. ...Read more
Hi once again is iron supplement is good for fatty liver or not and what medicine should I try thanks?
Never heard of this: Iron supplement has no effect on fatty liver. The only useful interventions would be weight control (over weight is the common cause of fatty liver) and minimize alcohol use in case you drink. Daily exercise would help you more than anything else besides reduced fat intake in your food. ...Read more
I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?
Bleeding under nail: Usually bleeding under a toenail will look very dark purple or black. It lasts until the nail grows out - usually several months. If there is a lot of pressure, pain, or throbbing, it can help to have a small opening made in the nail, over the black area, to let some of the blood out. ...Read more
Are these medicine's okay together? I just like a couple opinions. Lithium, lorazipam, claritin, (loratadine) omeprazole, colace, iron & flonaise?
Looks fine to me: The combination looks fine to me. I don't see any problems with it. The only thing that I would question would be use of colace. I don't know how long you're going to need to be on the iron. Something along the lines of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may be better for you. Otherwise I don't see anything in the way of drug drug interactions that should be problematic. ...Read more
It's okay I take iron multi vitamins because I take also Synthroid (thyroxine) its ther's s side effect if I take both medicine?
I've iron deficiency. I take ferose-f (100 mg iron+ 350mcg folic acid) is drinking tea or coffer after taking this medicine nullifies its effect.
Can blackstrap molasses make you feel better if you have drug-induced hemolytic anemia but your iron panel (ferritin, tibc, tsi, si) were all normal?
Forgive my candor: Blackstrap molasses is an antique health fraud which despite what others may tell contains only small amounts of vitamins, and acquires most of its mineral content from the machinery in which it was processed. Hemolytic anemia -- drug-induced or not -- is serious and needs to be followed up by a physician. Iron won't touch it. Don't let others play you for a sucker. ...Read more
After the liquid iron therapy for my baby boy, is it gonna b back to normal? (he has 10.6 hb level in his CBC so doctor gave me liquid iron (feroglobin medicine) 3.5 ml for 3 months)?
I m 13 weeks preg. I m taking multivitamin, folic acid, iron (190mg) & calcium (600mg). Please suggest me which time of the day to take what medicines?
Prob. Not Important: Various supplements are commonly recommended to pregnant women. However, are these based on clear science that these are important & clearly beneficial? Actually, no! Based on theories never tested, convention, marketing, desires to sound knowledgeable & helpful, etc. Focus on real food. Study: science for smart people, dietdoctor, big fat lies, taubes, attia, lustig, big fat fiasco, nusi. Org lchf. ...Read more
Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?
Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more
Iron Poisoning (Definition)
A condition that occurs when a person, usually a child, swallows a large number of iron-containing pills, most often vitamins. ...Read more