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Can anyone recommend an iron supplement that doesn't cause constipation?

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ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:08:44

I take ferrous sulphate tablets one a day but they can cause my constipation

Can anyone recommend an alternative?

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Fatted Sat 30-Mar-19 21:12:34

If they're prescribed see your GP. There are alternatives they can prescribe that don't have as bad side effects.

PiggyPlumPie Sat 30-Mar-19 21:13:58

Only thing I could tolerate was Spatone sachets but I had to buy them.

Smotheroffive Sat 30-Mar-19 21:13:58

Yes! Spinach, eat it with everything and eat vit c high food to increase absorption to the max. You will notice the difference in days.
Also, some nicenjuicy rare steaks!

QuestionableMouse Sat 30-Mar-19 21:14:00

I use the liquid iron. Works really well and no side effects for me. Blanking on the name atm though sorry!

Smotheroffive Sat 30-Mar-19 21:14:38

And zero constipation!

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:15:01

Not prescribed I take them when I'm feeling tired, I don't eat red meat leafy veg lentils etc so take them as a source of iron

Am just looking for something that doesn't bung me up

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Vitalogy Sat 30-Mar-19 21:15:55

I didn't have a problem with this.

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:16:17


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JaneEyre07 Sat 30-Mar-19 21:16:24

Floradix, I've used it for years. It's such a lovely tasting liquid too, you can taste the goodness.

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:17:23

X post😁

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QuestionableMouse Sat 30-Mar-19 21:17:48

Mine is prescribed. Really bugging me because I've literally just taken some!

QuestionableMouse Sat 30-Mar-19 21:19:25

Its Sytron

no I didnt have to Google it

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:21:26

Thanks all, am buying floradix tomorrow

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WoogleCone Sat 30-Mar-19 21:23:59

My midwife said not to drink caffeine with food as it counters iron in the food. So avoid tea/coffee at meal times to get the most out of the iron you're already eating smile

Vitalogy Sat 30-Mar-19 21:27:11

Tesco have a special offer on.

Brokenfurnitureandroses Sat 30-Mar-19 21:31:33

Ferrograd c - it contains vitamin c to stop the constipation that can come with taking iron.

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:32:52

Has anyone tried feroglobin, it's cheaper than floradix?

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hazeyjane Sat 30-Mar-19 21:33:11

I'm looking for the same. Floradix makes me heave, but even when I take it religiously it doesn't seem to work as well as taking the prescribed iron tablets.

greenelephantscarf Sat 30-Mar-19 21:33:56

fluids and fibre will help you.

lucy101101 Sat 30-Mar-19 21:34:39

Another vote for spatone. They do an apple version with some vit c in which makes it more effective/taste better.

DrWhy Sat 30-Mar-19 21:34:52

Spatone works for me but it’s not as strong as the ferrous sulphate so you have to take a couple of sachets to be as effective.

reefedsail Sat 30-Mar-19 21:36:17

Feroglobin is amazing. Literally changed my life.

I use the Plus stuff. They have it at Tesco.

ssd Sat 30-Mar-19 21:43:45

So is liquid better than tablets then to help with getting rid of constipation?

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JulianDickGeorgeAndTimmy Sat 30-Mar-19 21:47:53


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