The drug my doctor prescribed contains "iron iii hydroxide poly-maltose complex and folic acid -"100 mg elementary iron" but I heard it might cause constipation which I have been suffering. I was wondering if I can use dietary supplement instead. I know a brand that have iron supplement which is labeled "Gentle Iron (iron bisglycinate) 25 mg non-constipating" ..so I also don't know how many pill should I take if I use the supplement if I can..
Can I take dietary supplement of iron instead of the drug my doctor prescribed for iron deficiency?
- 9 Jun 2017 by Jamie0012
- 9 June 2017
- anemia, megaloblastic, constipation, vitamin/mineral supplementation and deficiency, folic acid, doctor, prescription, supplement, iron deficiency, iron, drug
Hi Jamie, sounds like you should take what your doctor ordered b/c it has folic acid also. It is never good to self medicate, especially when there is a question of dosing. Even with "supplements" we should follow drs orders. If you are determined not to take as ordered, at least give the doc a call and ask about proper dosing. Its important to keep docs in the loop. Best of luck, ChelleKay
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