Will heavy alcohol consumption interfere with the effects of taking Ferrous Sulfate orally for a person with has Iron Deficiency Anemia
Alcohol will not interfere with the iron supplement - there are no known drug interactions.
However, as already stated, excessive alcohol consumption can cause anaemia and it would be wise to try and reduce your consumption.
Heavy alcohol drinking could be a reason why you are anemic, so I would have to answer yes it would...
Yes heavy drinking will affect anemia cause for one thing it is damaging your liver and god knows what else. And will defeat the purpose of even taking an iron supplement.Should really seek help with the drinking and definitely cut down if not stop drinking completely.
Yes, it does affect the absorption of iron
Yes, heavy alcohol intake will definitely interfere with iron supplements. If you are taking it for anemia, the heavy alcohol intake is very likely to exacerbate your condition. The reason is heavy alcohol intake will make the oxygen-carrying RBC to be extremely low.
Yes! I am iron deficient and rarely drink alcohol, when I take them in the same day,,, ex: iron am, alcohol pm. I get violent diarrhea. Stay away from combining these two. It never happened separately.
People, this is a relief. The things I went through this morning is something I can never wish upon someone. Looked like a hot tar spill on the white throne. I sat in the position all night like I was delivering a child waiting for the monstrous gas to exit my poor body. Never again...
- Ferrous Sulfate Information for Consumers
- Ferrous Sulfate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ferrous Sulfate (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.