3 doctors weighed in:
If I take iron tablets and I don't hv a deficiency. Wat can happen?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Iron can be toxic
Iron overload can cause serious damage to your liver, joints, and almost every major organ in your body.
It is for this reason that all supplement that contain more than a very small amount iron have a safety cap. Iron studies on your blood should be done to see if you need iron. Do not rely on physical symptoms of supposed iron need such as weakness, pale color, etc.

In brief: Iron can be toxic
Iron overload can cause serious damage to your liver, joints, and almost every major organ in your body.
It is for this reason that all supplement that contain more than a very small amount iron have a safety cap. Iron studies on your blood should be done to see if you need iron. Do not rely on physical symptoms of supposed iron need such as weakness, pale color, etc.
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Thank
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Iron supplements
Don't take anything that you do not need! you can overdose on anything including iron.
Unless your doctor has made a diagnosis of iron deficiency and recommended supplementation, then you have no need to take additional iron. And if you are deficienct in iron, then your physician should make recommendations about a workup to determine the cause of the iron loss.

In brief: Iron supplements
Don't take anything that you do not need! you can overdose on anything including iron.
Unless your doctor has made a diagnosis of iron deficiency and recommended supplementation, then you have no need to take additional iron. And if you are deficienct in iron, then your physician should make recommendations about a workup to determine the cause of the iron loss.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors