Taking Iron

cheapskate
on 3/13/20 6:54 am
RNY on 03/30/15

I take a prescription iron pill. What is the best way to take it? I can't find my instructions. For some reason I think i can't eat for hours before or after. But, my memory....it's Ferrex 150 if that matters

ladygodiva1228
on 3/13/20 8:44 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

I know calcium and iron should not be taken together. I believe a few hours at least between the two. As for eating I don't think there are any restrictions on if you can or cannot eat when taking iron. Alcohol and caffeine I think also can affect the absorption of iron.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
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Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

rocky513
on 3/13/20 9:52 am - WI

Take Iron at least 3 hours before or after Calcium. Do not take it with tea or coffee. The tannins interfere with absorption. Don't take it within 2 hours of any antacids.

You can take it with food to avoid stomach upset.

HW 270 SW 236 GW 160 CW 145 (15 pounds below goal!)

VBG Aug. 7, 1986, Revised to RNY Nov. 18, 2010

Dee_Caprini
on 3/13/20 10:22 am

I take my iron pills first thing in the morning with a large glass of water, eat about 30 minutes later and then a few hours later take my multivitamin and my calcium chew, then eat my lunch, then a few hours later have another calcium chew

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