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Slow Fe for Iron Deficiency Anemia User Reviews

Slow Fe has an average rating of 5.0 out of 10 from a total of 8 reviews for the treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia. 38% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.

Slow Fe rating summary

5.0/10 average rating

8 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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  • trasins
  • October 29, 2008

"I was anemic for years, and thought it was just the way I was. I had no idea that the soda I was drinking was stopping my body from absorbing iron (and calcium). One night, my heart rate didn't slow down. I woke my husband, and we went to the hospital. I found that my anemia was so bad that my red blood cells couldn't get enough oxygen to my body, and my heart was racing trying to get more oxygen delivered. The doctors said my heart would have just given up had I not come in. I found 'normal' iron pills gave me horrible, painful gas. Slow Fe was the only iron that didn't. It's made differently than iron pills and your body is able to break it down without the difficult side effects, but it can cause constipation. I eat 3 prunes a day."

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  • feeli...
  • August 1, 2011

"I have really bad acid reflux and had suffered from anemia most of my adult life due to heavy periods. Regular iron supplements would irritate the lining of my stomach and cause lots of pain but this product is great. I have been taking Slow Fe for two weeks and I feel better already. I have more energy, less shortness of breath, less pain in my body and I don't crave for ice anymore. It can only get better. My iron level was 9.0 before starting Slow Fe. I will go to my doctor sometime in August. The only side effect is mild constipation."

10 / 10
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  • Harle...
  • December 1, 2016

"The pill itself is fine..but the package is ridiculous. .the pills are too hard to get out of the package..i had to cut..poke with knive and scissors etc..please make a more user friendly package or just put in a bottle..having arthritis and less flexibility in my was impossible to get the pill out in a solid piece....its most likely my only purchase of slow fe unless i can find one in different package"

3 / 10
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  • missy
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • February 4, 2021

"My Doctor has me on Slow Fe. At first it was impossible to get them out of the packaging. Then I read the directions. When pulled apart you will see a tiny pair of sissor's. Look for the corner slightly pulled back. Opens very easy. Just peel it back. But watch out those pills are slippery. Hope this helps"

9 / 10
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  • fluffy
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 7, 2022

"Please pay attention to the comments about the packaging. Always have to look for something--a knife, tine of a fork, etc, etc, to get the stupid pill out--and then hope it doesn't burst out and careen onto the floor."

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  • HORRI...
  • October 9, 2021

"Horrible packaging. Tried to communicate this to the company - similarly impossible. High percentage of seniors using this. Why make it so difficult? Stupid insensitive management."

1 / 10
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  • Maria
  • August 26, 2020

"Packaging impossible!! Whoever invented blister packs should be removed from their job!! Also other products sold on bottles are less costly!!"

4 / 10
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  • Lisette
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 15, 2020

"This product is impossible to get out of the package and needs to be sold in an ordinary bottle."

3 / 10
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