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What is the maximum dose os iron supplements used for treating anemia?

What is the maximum dose os iron supplements used for treating anemia?

Type: Type of iron supplement is also important. Some are harsher than others. Stick with the polysaccharide kind and avoid the sulfate. Extra vitamin c helps iron absorption, so you may not need as much. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

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


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Can i take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Can i take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Why?: There is no need to take 2 different ones. If you are iron deficient and you are absorbing the iron, take one type. Ferrous sulfate is the most common form and no reason to take more than 3 tablets a day. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Iron supplements for anemia taste like death. Why are they so terrible tasting?

Metal: It's mostly because they contain metal, therefore they have a bad metallic taste. There are some varieties that may taste slightly better, like slow release preparations or children preparations but they usually have a lower absorbtion rate for iron so if you can stick to your pills it's probably better. ...Read more

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I have been cleared of anemia and stopped taking my iron supplements. However I've felt terrible since this. Is it alright to continue taking them?

I have been cleared of anemia and stopped taking my iron supplements. However I've felt terrible since this. Is it alright to continue taking them?

No, Iron also toxic: in elevated body concentrations, called hemochromatosis; look this up on Google. Additionally there is not such thing as "cleared of anemia". Anemia: just a label for ?ed red blood cell concentration within the blood, as measured by taking a sample of blood. RBC concentration is determined by ongoing balance between rate of production, rate of RBC death/damage & rate of loss (e.g menses). ...Read more

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For 57+ female, is it common to lose weight after anemia correction with iron supplements ?

For 57+ female, is it common to lose weight after anemia correction with iron supplements ?

Not common: The only 2 ways I can imagine your weight loss is tied to iron supplements are: 1. You have some nausea from the iron so you are not eating as much, or 2. You have more energy from not being anemic so your are more active and burning more calories. I would get evaluated to make sure it is nothing else. ...Read more

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Have bad anemia. Tests show i can't absorb iron from food or pills. Are their liquid iron supplements & do you think they'd help?

Have bad anemia. Tests show i can't absorb iron from food or pills. Are their liquid iron supplements & do you think they'd help?

Liquid wont help: If you're not absorbing from food or pills, i don't think that liquid form will help. Most likely you will need to get a shot of iron to absorb it. Check with your physician. It seems you are getting IV iron- that is another method to absorb iron. Have your doctor also look into why your iron is so low. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Constipation and...: 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

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If my baby has anemia, is it safe to give him iron supplements?

If my baby has anemia, is it safe to give him iron supplements?

No: If your doctor tells you that your baby is anemic, she will discuss with you the type of anemia and its cause. She will explain that sometimes iron is an appropriate therapy, sometimes other medicines will be better. In fact, sometimes iron is a bad treatment, depending on the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more