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Doctor insights on: Supplemental Iron

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When during the day should you take supplemental iron?

When during the day should you take supplemental iron?

Spaced out: If you need more than one tablet of iron per day, space out when you take them. Also, take with vitamin c or orange juice. Don't take around the same time as other meds or a prenatal vitamin...Space it out by at least 2-3 hours. ...Read more

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If you take supplemental iron for an extended period can your body cease to absorb natural iron?

If you take supplemental iron for an extended period can your body cease to absorb natural iron?

No: A person absorbs iron from foods and oral iron supplements because human bodies require iron. If he is low in iron, his body will improve its absorption of iron. If he has plenty of iron, his body won't absorb as much iron. But, he will not stop absorbing iron. That means he can get iron overload by taking too high a dose of iron supplements. Iron overload damages the liver. ...Read more

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I have low iron and need to take a supplement can you make a recommendation? In addition how many mgs would be appropriate

I have low iron and need to take a supplement can you make a recommendation?  In addition how many mgs would be appropriate

Ferrous Sulfate: The dose depends on whether you have anemia (low hemoglobin) or not. If it is only for prophylaxis (prevention) then ferrous sulfate 325mg tablets once a day should be enough. If you are anemic, you may need to take ferrous sulfate 325mg up to 3 times a day. Keep in mind that iron can make you constipated and turn your stool color dark to black. Make sure to follow up with your primary doctor! ...Read more

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Is 28mg of iron supplement too much?

Is 28mg of iron supplement too much?

It depends: If you're very deficient you may want an iron supplement that contains this much iron. The daily reference intake for men is 8mg/day; for women 8-18mg/day. But these are for people with no iron loss. Your doctor may want you to use this higher 28 mg dosage for a time. It can may you nauseated, so please take with meals. ...Read more

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Do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

Do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

General: Heart diseases fall into categories of electrical failures or mechanical failures but either is too broad to answer in our tiny allotment here. ...Read more

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What is the flow fe iron supplement used for?

What is the flow fe iron supplement used for?

Not flow but slow fe: It is not flow fe but slow fe, means it is absorped slowly.It is used to correct iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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What amount of an iron supplement is too much?

What amount of an iron supplement is too much?

That depends: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 10 mg for adult males, 15 mg for adult, pre-menopausal women, and 10 mg for postmenopausal women. Usual supplement dose is Regular-release ferrous sulfate: 325 mg orally 3 times a day or 300 mg orally 4 times a day may be given. ...Read more

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Can i take an iron supplement & b-12 at the same time?

Can i take an iron supplement & b-12 at the same time?

Yes: You should be able to take B12 and iron at the same time. Iron does however interfere with other vitamins and minerals being absorbed such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin c. ...Read more

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Is a ferritin of 10 low? Should I supplement with iron?

Is a ferritin of 10 low? Should I supplement with iron?

Yes: Ferritin of 10 means you have iron deficiency anemia. You should start oral supplement, such as ferrous sulfate 325mg up to three times a day as tolerated. Side effect include constipation, stomach irritation. ...Read more

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What milligram is considered overdose for iron supplement?

What milligram is considered overdose for iron supplement?

A child may become: Toxic after ingesting 10-20 mg/kg of elemental iron. >60 mg/kg can cause serious toxicity sxs. Iron overdose can be lethal. If you are considering an overdose please obtain help at your nearest emergency room or contact the national suicide prevention lifeline phone number at 1-800-273-8255 - 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week. Take care. ...Read more

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Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read more

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How can I restore copper and iron levels if supplemental zinc lowered them ?

How can I restore copper and iron levels if supplemental zinc lowered them ?

Eat sensibly: I hope this adventure cures you from believing internet disinformation about supplements. I understand the copper -- zinc fans can get really sick from this -- but your physician might look for a reason you're iron deficient. Even at your age, we wouldn't want to miss blood loss from, say, a stomach ulcer. ...Read more

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I'm a man that took a 65mg iron supplement. Do I have anything to worry about?

Not at all but...: Men need iron too but generally get all they need from diet. 65 mg is not a large dose and should have no significant impact. But don't take iron regularly. Iron is a pro-oxidant and excess iron increases risk of heart disease and cancer (and lowering iron stores by donating blood may reduce risk of heart disease and cancer). But I expect no problems from the small amount of iron you took. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I feel better after only one day of taking an iron supplement?

Is it possible that I feel better after only one day of taking an iron supplement?

Maybe: A one-day turnaround seems pretty quick. But it also feels good to know what your diagnosis is (anemia), and to be working towards feeling better by taking iron if that's what you need. Lot of improvement can come from positive expectation also -- work with it! and work with your doctors too. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you take iron supplement drops?

How do you take iron supplement drops?

Not Necessary: Iron supplementation is not necessary in healthy children, toddlers or infants. There is an ample amount in formula and breast milk and in children in their normal diets. If the child has iron anemia you can treat with iron drops to replenish the iron stores needed to maintain a normal red blood cell count. Ask your doctor whether your child needs iron. ...Read more

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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Only Breast Feeding?: If your baby is not eating solid food at 4 months of age and is breast feeding.American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend giving Iron Supplement of 11 mgm per day. Because breast milk contains little iron and your babies own iron reserves wont be sufficient to make the difference.Once the baby start eating iron rich foods then probably will not need the supplement. ...Read more

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Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

No: Whole foods especially in the raw state is the best way to get your vitamins and minerals such as iron. An apple for example has over 12, 000 phytonutrients. I feel this is much better than taking man made synthetic pills. ...Read more

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Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

A good idea.: This is good because hb us usually low in women particularly due to menstrual cycles that involve loss of blood. Iron is needed to complete red blood cell development, and so replace lost blood. A balanced diet with a healthy portion of red meat also helps. ...Read more

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I m 26yrs married women I want to know whether amway iron folic supplement is good?

I m 26yrs married women I want to know whether amway iron folic supplement is good?

Cannot endorse brand: There are some pharmacists on the site who might be familiar with amway products, but it is probably best to ask the doctor suggesting that you take a supplement. We are not in a position to compare or recommend one brand of a product over another. Also we cannot state whether a person should take any given supplement, in general. ...Read more