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Sangobion Iron Tablets
I have been taking iron tablet (sangobion) for 2 months plus. I missed out 1 day of taking it, will it affect the absorption of iron.
No: Missing a pill will not have serious side effects. Don't make it a habit. ...Read more
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
Omeprazole 20mg cannot take wif iron tablet (sangobion)? I already take for 2mths together with iron tablet but wif 2hrs apart. Scare iron not absorb
You're OK: Iron is absorbed in a more acid environment, that's why you need to separate the pills. But ppis like Omeprazole can lower your acid so far that they impact iron absorption all day. They also can make osteoporosis worse, lead to infections like pneumonia and colitis, and shouldn't be taken forever. If you have reflux, you should consider an antireflux procedure or surgery. ...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
Anemia so I take iron tablet (sangobion) for almost 5 mth, everyday take 1 tablet, going to do a retest for blood test next mth. Will I overdose?
Anemia: Not all anemia is caused by iron deficiency- so I would advice you to get a bit work-up to find the cause of your anemia. If you do have iron deficiency anemia- then oral iron may hep you as long as you absorb and tolerate it. Depend on how low your iron is, if you take it once a day for 5 month- I don't think you will overdose. But again, you will have blood work to be done soon, so you will see. ...Read more
I am anemia, I took iron tablet sangobion for 6 weeks. I dun look pale n my face start to look redish, does it mean tat the iron tablet show effect?
It might: If your blood counts are returning to normal (or just improving), you should look "pinker." only real way to know for sure is with follow up blood test. 6 weeks is reasonable time to see if the iron is/has helped. Talk to your dr about repeat blood work. ...Read more
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Yes: There is no major known interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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Find the cause: Low hemoglobin is not always due to iron deficiency, your doctor has to find the cause of the low hemoglobin and treat it if possible. ...Read more
I started taking iron tablets s I m extremely tired always. So for how long should I take it? Thnks
Are you anemic: Or even iron deficient? If not, iron likely won't help. Usually we dose iron in 3 month intervals, but it really depends on the underlying condition. ...Read more
I have had low iron for 3 years and have been on 3 iron tablets and day but my iron is still low and I'm constantly tiered?
What's the source?: If you have anemia, you either aren't making enough red blood cells - or you are losing them somehow. With a low iron count, you may be losing iron through blood loss. In a young woman with periods, menstrual blood loss is a likely culprit. But you can lose blood through your bowel movements, in your urine, by bruising, or even nosebleeds. Talk to your doctor to see if you can identify the problem. ...Read more
My husband has anaemia. His BCwas 9.4 he has been on iron tablets for 3 weeks. 1 tablet 3 times a day. BC is now 8 is this normal?
Needs evaluation: Iron deficiency in a man is almost always due to occult (hidden) blood loss, usually from gastrointestinal bleeding. To treat iron deficiency anemia with iron and not look for cause of bleeding is completely inadequate. Perhaps his anemia is not due to iron deficiency. If so, iron tablets will not help. He needs follow up with doctor or a second opinion. ...Read more
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I am very concerned: By your question. I am worried that if told that was a lethal overdose that you may wish to take your own life. Your question might just be curiosity but I wouldn't just assume that. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). If you are actively suicidal you need to be transported to the nearest emergency room for help. ...Read more
My iron level is 24 can I increase it with iron tablets and loads of high iron foods in a month of time?
But to raise the iron in the RED BLOOD CELLS and make more red cells if you are "anemic" requires a high BINDING CAPACITY for IRON and enough FERRITIN to CARRY the iron to the cells!
Its a PART of the story and dietary intake will increase the ironlevel as long as its being absorbed!
Hope this info is useful!
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In one month my iron level went from 12 to 22 on iron tablets 325mg three tines a day, is this good? How long until my iron is back to normal.
Not good enough: Taking too much iron is detrimental to health. Best criteria come from a normal hemoglobin and red cell count. ...Read more
Hi I'm female 27 years. I have a normal low hb 12.1 and 103 mg iron! And I have been taken iron tablets of 35 mg for a month now. Is it normal?
Your hemoglobin is normal. You may wish to continue taking iron as women are at risk of iron deficiency due to loss of blood during menstruation.
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. 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
Serious: A true overdose on iron can be very serious and can lead to death. If you think you took too much iron, please call the national poison control center (1-800-222-1222). This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions. ...Read more
Could be: Constipation can be a side effect of taking iron supplements. To combat this, drink plenty of fluids during the day and increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake. Staying hydrated and increasing the fiber in your diet usually helps. Daily exercise can help too. If you are still having trouble with constipation, see your doctor for other treatments that may be needed. ...Read more
Iron can be toxic: Iron overload can cause serious damage to your liver, joints, and almost every major organ in your body. It is for this reason that all supplement that contain more than a very small amount iron have a safety cap. Iron studies on your blood should be done to see if you need iron. Do not rely on physical symptoms of supposed iron need such as weakness, pale color, etc. ...Read more
The stone was lost: In translation. Stone is equal to about 14 pounds in great britian and ireland. Doubt this degree of weight loss is related to cessation of iron tablets. ...Read more