Is 325 mg equal to 27 mg iron? Physician prescribes 325 mg but bottle and various seller web sites state only 27 mg iron? not amount of ferrous gluconate.
Each iron salt (gluconate, sulfate, fumarate etc) contains a different amount of elemental iron depending on the salt used and its strength.
Ferrous gluconate 325 mg contains 38mg of elemental iron.
For more information on Fergon (ferrous gluconate) see:
Fergon is a standardized pill that the doc can count on it having 325mg. Quite a few years ago now, they standardized the amount in iron tabs, because it was extremely confusing, as you can see. The pills a dr prescribes is sold as 325mg. Have you asked the pharmacist? He should be able to lead you to a supplement that is what your doctor wants.
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