Take double dose of Spatone ( in every pharmacy) and get your iron checked again in 4 to 6 weeks. If still low push hard for an iv iron drip. I was so anaemic and washed out despite taking a lot of iron supplements for months and eventually got iv iron which made such a great difference to my energy levels. It's v hard to correct significant anaemia in pregnancy and there is a strong link between anaemia and PND which I can well believe.
Two a day when pregnant. In a small glass of orange juice and knock it back was how I had it. It does work. Usually cheaper to bulk buy on Amazon. I was taking tablets too and ended up with an impacted bowel. So painful. The Spatone is much better.
You can take 2 during pregnancy I think it says in the leaflet. I had 2 in orange juice every morning on an empty stomach and it didn't take long before I felt like I had more energy. Definitely preferable to those iron tablets they prescribed me 😷
It’s not high enough in iron to boost a really low level. It’s 5mg per sachet - you need the 100mg tablets either daily or every other day depending on actual ferritin level if you’re really low.
I would not rely on it to increase iron levels - it’s probably fine if your iron levels are OK and you just want to maintain them but you are unlikely to resolve genuine anaemia with it. Ditto floradix.
The tablets are unpleasant - I am currently pregnant, anaemic and suffering from HG so I hate taking them. You can ask the pharmacist for the enterocoated ones which are slightly less harsh on the system.
It's two a day but iirc it's not enough if you're really anaemic. If you do take it You're right to keep well away from tea and also any calcium containing foods for a good hour or so (so no milk) and take with orange juice.
However I believe there's recent research on taking prescribed iron tablets every other day being more effective as the body can only absorb so much. It's in one of the parts of this recent radio programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ply54
Not sure how a gp would go about it though. If you're that low they normally prescribe some tablets for you?