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What is the best thing to take for iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Iron pills.

There are many different formulations of iron, most withouth prescription.
A pharmacist can help in picking one. Some people have side effects when taking iron pills, and in that situation, which version you take can make a difference, with "slow release" versions of iron less likely to cause GI problems.

In brief: Iron pills.

There are many different formulations of iron, most withouth prescription.
A pharmacist can help in picking one. Some people have side effects when taking iron pills, and in that situation, which version you take can make a difference, with "slow release" versions of iron less likely to cause GI problems.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Scott Diede
Also taking vitamin C (orange juice with your iron pills, for example) can aid iron absorption by the body.
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