Iron tablets

(5 Posts)
Harryange Sun 13-Sep-20 20:08:38

I was given ferrous sulphate tablets. Terrible tummy. Now given ferrous fumarate. Is this any better. ...? Please advice

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AnnieMaul Sun 13-Sep-20 21:54:42

Fumarate was (is) much better for me personally. I'm not sure if that's generally the case or not though.

MawnyStannit Sun 13-Sep-20 21:56:42

Yes, the sulphate gave me an awful upset stomach but the fumarate is fine. Remember to take it with vitamin c so that it absorbs properly.

Mvshrln Tue 15-Sep-20 12:11:01

Ferrous sulphate can cause constipation/sore tummy (this happened when I took 3 tablets a day) but when I reduced it to 1-2 tablets a day it was fine. Watch out for the black poop it causes! That was a shock. Apparently this is excess iron.

AnnaMagnani Tue 15-Sep-20 13:50:30

Fumerate is generally better. There is also evidence that you absorb more iron if you only take it alternate days which is a lot kinder on the bowels.

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