Ferrous sulfate vs ferrous gluconate. Which is better?

Iron supplements. Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects.

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Ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate--which is better?

Iron supplements. Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. Read more...

What the difference between ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

Iron supplements. Ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate are equivalent in terms of efficacy as long as the dose of "elemental iron" in each is the same. The main thing is how well your stomach tolerates them. Use the one that gives you the least side effects. Read more...

If I want to take iron supplement, should I take ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

Neither. Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than either ferrous sulfate or gluconate. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. Read more...

If ferrous gluconate and ferrous fumarate make me short of breath should I try ferrous sulfate?

Iron . I am not aware of shortness of breath as an adverse reaction to iron supplements. Shortness of breath may be caused by severe anemia though. You should discuss with your doctor before starting any other irons supplements if your reaction is truly related to these medications. Read more...

What is the difference between heme iron such as Proferrin, and the more commonly prescribed ones - ferrous gluconate, sulfate?

Main difference. IT'S more expensive! The least expesive (and generally best absorbed in most cases is good"old fashined" Ferrous sulphate! Hope this helps DrZ. Read more...