2 doctors weighed in:

I take my ferrous sulphate 3x a day every 6 hrs. Am I wrong? Or do I have to follow 8hrs? Dr didn't specify time. Just 3x a day.

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: Medication Timing

Directions for taking a medicine 3 times a day is different than every 8 hours.
You are correct in the way you are taking it. A better description would be three times a day while awake. If the directions said every 8 hours, then that is how you should take it. In reality, there are very few medications that it makes much difference.

In brief: Medication Timing

Directions for taking a medicine 3 times a day is different than every 8 hours.
You are correct in the way you are taking it. A better description would be three times a day while awake. If the directions said every 8 hours, then that is how you should take it. In reality, there are very few medications that it makes much difference.
Thank
Dr. Anthony Spearman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Every 8 hrs

you can take it every 8 hours.
you may want to add a daily stool softener because iron can sometimes make you constipated.

In brief: Every 8 hrs

you can take it every 8 hours.
you may want to add a daily stool softener because iron can sometimes make you constipated.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available