Iron Supplements with prenatal vitamins?
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|Thu, 08-23-2012 - 4:39pm|
I just had my SIPS bloodwork the other day and my ferratin levels were low so the doctor told me to buy iron supplements. She knows I am taking a prenatal vitamin and asked how I am tolerating it, since they can make you constipated and so can iron pills. I told her, if anything they have the opposite affect lol and she said good. So I went and bought some iron pills, but now the questions pop into my head. Can I take them at the same time as the prenatals? I take those first thing in the morning with breakfast. I never feel sick from them and tolerate them very well.
From what Ive read your not supposed to combine the two, as too much iron at once can't be properly absorbed by the body and apparently can be harmful as well. But I also read alot saying that it was fine to take both at once, and I assume if it isn't the doctor would have told me something of that importance. The back of the bottle says take a few hours before or after any other medication....I think I will ask the pharmacist about taking both at once. Also the Dr never told me how much to take. I mean she said one tablet a day but don't tablets come in different strengths?? So confusing