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What Type Of Iron Can I Take That Will Not Make Me Constipated
How long does it take for effervescent iron tablets to leave your system and make you stop being constipated?
I take prenatal vitamins but the iron made me severely constipated a few weeks ago and i got very sick. Should i continue taking the vitamins?
Im taking iron tablets but am very constipated have bad stomach ACE cannot move feel terrible but I have to take for tablets for one month?
Blood test showed I have low iron so i take iron tablets 3 a day but i get constipation dark green poo and now for the past days feel very sick…?
Not unusual.: It's not unusual to notice changes of the color or consistency of your stool after starting an iron supplement. There are multiple types of iron supplements, some of what you may tolerate better than others. If you would continue to have issues with this, contact the doctor that prescribed this for you and see if he/she would prefer to switch it to another formulation. ...Read more
I am animic and am very fatigued. Should I take iron? If so, is it bad for my liver or will it make me constipated, which I already have problems w
I have anemia and take iron medication (ferrous sulfate). Should I continue if i recently developed hemorrhoids and the iron makes me constipated?
Things that help:: Several things may help: a slow release iron or divided the dose to twice a day. Increase your daily fiber intake (shoot for 30 g or more per day). You may also add a mild stool softener (like colace) daily. Some people need to do all of the above. Also, go see the doctor who asked you to take the extra iron and see if he/she can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ferrous Gluconate: The most commonly prescribed iron supplement is iron (ferrous) sulfate; though maybe more expensive, ferrous gluconate may be less harsh on the GI system and cause less constipation. Constipation nevertheless is something that can be treated in other ways, like changing diet, drinking more water, and exercising regularly. ...Read more
I'm taking 2 tsp of feros sulfate iron in lq form. I'm not getting constipated. Is that a good sign. I'm post to be on 4 tsp a day.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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