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Are there any iron supplement that I can take that wont make me constipated?
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In brief: Any
Most supplements will not cause constipation, even if they contain iron.
Iron supplements do not cause constipation.

In brief: Any
Most supplements will not cause constipation, even if they contain iron.
Iron supplements do not cause constipation.
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Ferrous gluconate is less likely to cause constipation than the more commonly recommended ferrous sulfate.
Ferrous glycinate (trademark ferrochel) is also better tolerated.

In brief: Possibly
Ferrous gluconate is less likely to cause constipation than the more commonly recommended ferrous sulfate.
Ferrous glycinate (trademark ferrochel) is also better tolerated.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Most
Constipation from iron supplements is very rare particularly in children.
Better to take the supplement if needed and adjust if you have a problem, than to assume it will trouble and remain anemic.

In brief: Most
Constipation from iron supplements is very rare particularly in children.
Better to take the supplement if needed and adjust if you have a problem, than to assume it will trouble and remain anemic.
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