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24wks preg & prescribed iron tablets

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mummytobejuly2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 14:10:07

had bloods taken last week & dr not happy with results. been referred for a liver & a gallstone scan as well as being prescribed iron tablets. just wondering though the dosage is one a day of 305mg. anywhere I've read online says during pregnancy you need 27mg a day

HauntedNoddyCar Tue 18-Mar-14 14:13:36

The iron tablets aren't a terribly efficient way of getting iron into the blood but they are the easy way. You won't absorb much of the 300mg. Perhaps 10%.

Somewhere on the package it will tell you what the effective dose is, but you have been given the right dose!

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