See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: If You Have to Take Iron Supplements

Suggestions to make the medicine go down

(HealthDay News) -- If you are anemic or need iron supplements for another reason, taking the pills can be difficult.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to make taking iron supplements a little easier:

  • Take the pills with food.
  • Gradually work your way up to the number of pills your doctor prescribed each day. Start out with one a day, then after three to five days, begin increasing the amount until you've reached the daily dose recommended by your doctor.
  • If iron pills make you constipated, add fiber to your daily diet.
  • If the pills make your stomach upset, don't take them before you go to sleep.
  • If a particular brand causes problems, ask your doctor about different brands or formulas.
Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.