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Palafer Iron Side Effects
Although the following side effects are common, serious side effects must be reported go your doctor. Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black. ...Read more
Which side effect?:
Constipation is one of the side effects, and it will go away, once you stop taking the pills, though you may address it taking fiber laxative. If you have other side effects, please describe what those are.
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It is not the low iron levels per se that cause symptoms, but the anemia due to iron deficiency that, depending on severity, may cause symptoms. Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327 ...Read more
Iron injections: Iton injections are only given when iron supplement can not be taken orally or if iron stores are severely depleted. They can be given by IV or into the muscle. When given IM they have to be given in the hip area and deep. Main safe effect is allergic reaction, such difficulty breathing, swelling of throat, dizziness. Numbness of face. You can read more on WebMD ...Read more
My iron saturation is at 8 but I don't want to take pills because of side effects. What other options do I have?
Not everyone gets: Side effects. You should not have a negative mind set of meds prior to taking them. Putting them in the freezer and taking iron with food helps. Try it. If it does not work there is an IV form. ...Read more
What are the side-effects of IV iron? Will I have to get a port for infusions or will they use a regular IV? I'm getting them 1x/week for 8 weeks.
I have very high iron and low t. Can anyone recommend a doctorr in northeast pa? It very to find one in my town. I feel all side effects and need help
To take ferrous sulphate 200mg 3 times day too many side effects so want to take iron glysate instead but don't know how many at 28mg each tablet?
Take only: One a day. Iron is toxicGet a more detailed answer ›
Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more
Overdose: Certain vitamins & minerals, including iron, can become toxic if you consistently take much more than your body needs. One multivitamin is usually sufficient for most healthy people. Men & women who don't menstruate shouldn't take iron supplement unless specifically instructed under dr's care. Some supplements can interfere with absorption of others, so consult w/ practitioner if using several. ...Read more
Not an easy question: Though some salts of iron are better absorbed than others, they may not provide the same amount of elemental iron. You may have to sacrifice one for the other. In addition, some salts are better tolerated (less GI side effects). Check with your pharmacist regarding which forms they carry and how will they affect you. ...Read more
Stool softeners: Can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal, ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.
It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...Read more
I take chlorthalidone & iron pills daily & vit d weekly. Can I have 1or 2 drinks without major side effects.
Should be fine: 1-2 drinks might make you pee even more but should be ok. Enjoy! ...Read more
What are the benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.
No difference: There is no difference in efficacy betweein oral and IV iron. However, there is 1005 absorption of IV iron and it bypasses all the GI issues of oral iron ...Read more
Just started taking 300mg iron pills cause apparently im anemic from poor nourishment. Been feeling nauseous etc. When do the side effects go away? :/
Maybe: Some iron preparations are better tolerated than others. Never take iron with milk or milk products, as this decreases iron absorption. May take with meal or snack. Feel better. ...Read more
Symptoms?: Iron deficiency fatigue. D deficiency body aches. Symptoms are due to the effects of illness, side-effects from medications. Both labs are signs of disease and you must find the cause. If you are a vegetarian, give it up now or at least start supplementing with a serious vitamin-mineral tablet. Your physician will also check you for blood loss (even at your age, gut cancer is a real risk). ...Read more
Wanted to know what are the side effects if any of having a iron transfusion? I was told. I would have to have a iron infusion.
Well tolerated: Not too many side effects in general. Just like any other medicaton, allergic reaction can happen in different manifestations- including hives, skin rashes, increase blood pressure, or decrease blood pressure, shortness of breath, back pain. That is why prior to iron infusion-a test dose will be given to make sure no allergic reaction. Otherwise, it is tolerated well by majority people. Don't worry. ...Read more
Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat. Freediver.
If you are deficient: If you are not iron-deficient or have an extra need (blood donor, if you are a man), all it will do is upset your stomach. If you are iron-deficient, you being a man need to find out why -- it's a bad ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise, and taking an iron supplement will mask this. If you load yourself with iron you don't need, you are asking for liver trouble, impotence, and more. ...Read more
Any side effects to iron supplements? I have anemia & am starting 60mg of a slow release tablet of iron tonight. Anything I should know before taking?
Iron supplements often cause constipation and will turn your stool black. They can also cause stomach upset and occ. Diarrhea and cramping- these tend to lessen over time. But they are usually well-tolerated. Taking vit. C with them improves absorption.
The best-absorbed form of iron is actually iron bis-glycinate so you might want to try that form. ...Read more
My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?
Anemia treatmemt: Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. ...Read more
Are there any side effects of intravenous iron for fixing iron deficiency? As I am unable to use oral iron, [I ve few liver cysts and chronic gastritis
Yes, some: Iron is commonly used intravenously. Usually well tolerated with the new IV preparations, some of the older salts caused allergic reactions. But go see a hematologist if you want to explore receiving IV iron therapy safely. ...Read more
My doctor gave me iron supplements (im anemic and preg) an also an UTI so he prescribed keflex. Will have any side effects by taking both?
NONE: There is no drug-drug interaction between Keflex and iron supllement. ...Read more
Is coca powder from cadbury company very good for health as it is high in iron & potassium. Any long-term hazards apart from side effects of caffeine?
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Will IV injections of glutathione interfere with my prescribed iron therapy regime (Palafer - 1 capsule every night before bed)?
No: Glutathione belongs in your body. There are no contraindications to glutathione therapy. ...Read more
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
How much iron is in the birth control lolo. I take Palafer iron therapy for my low iron and am worried of an overdose.
My ferritin level is 15, I have headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nagging cough. My doctor prescribed palafer 300mg, once per day, also using blacksstrap molasses (15%iron). How long I can see result?
One month: Your levels will slowly increase over a month. Your target should be around 100. ...Read more
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
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?
Yes: You are deficient in iron and taking iron supplement in the form of prenatal vitamins is good. ...Read more