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Iron Tablets | How To Take Iron Tablets | How To Reduce Iron Supplement Side Effects (2018)

August 18, 2019

Iron tablets, difficult to absorb by the body but here’s everything pharmacists learn to help you get the most out of this tablet and if you can guess the name of this iron tablet? leave a comment below and I’ll let you know if you’re correct so, you’ve been prescribed iron tablets because you’re anaemic or you’re at risk of becoming anaemic iron is needed for the production of haemoglobin which is super important because it carries oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body in our blood cells which is why too little iron can make you breathless, tired, lacking energy, pale and may even cause heart palpitations so now that we know the basics let’s talk about how to get the most out of your iron supplement take your iron supplement on an empty stomach so that’s one hour before food or two hours after food and research shows that if you take your iron supplement with a drink containing vitamin C like orange juice it can actually improve the absorption iron is difficult to absorb in the gut and this is massively reduced by the presence of food, tea and milk so avoid these one hour before and one hour after taking your iron supplement some medication also reduce the absorption of iron supplements for example antacids iron supplements can also reduce the absorption of many other medicines so for example levothyroxine is one of them and certain antibiotics too so to see the full list and what to do about it I’ve left a link in the description below feel free to check it out now you’ve tried to take your iron supplement on an
empty stomach but it’s leaving you with loads of side effects like tummy pain, constipation, diarrhoea and feeling sick the good news is that these usually go after your body gets used to it but if they’re not going and you can’t cope with it then speak to your pharmacist or your doctor about these following options option 1! check with your prescriber if they’re happy for you to reduce your dose and build it back up slowly to the prescribed dose
that way your body has more time to adjust option 2! speak to your prescriber as they may be able to prescribe you an alternative iron supplement with a lower strength and option 3! you’ve tried 1 and 2 and they haven’t helped you’re still getting side effects well speak to your prescriber or pharmacist about taking your iron supplement after food to reduce the stomach irritation lastly iron supplements can make your
stools darker and sometimes black which can be a bit of a shock but remember it’s completely normal and harmless always check any medication you purchase
with your pharmacist or doctor to make sure it’s okay for you to you use please remember to always read the information leaflet that comes with your medicines and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask your pharmacist and that’s it you’re now an iron supplement pro! let me know if you found any of these tips useful? by commenting below which ones you never knew about and if you liked the video if you found it helpful make sure to hit that like button now and help spread the word to friends and family by sharing and tagging hey guys thanks for watching this week’s video make sure to click that like, follow or subscribe button now to stay up to date with new weekly videos can you hear this bird? it’s a very loud bird, don’t what it is if anyone knows what that bird is? leave a comment below some people can tell like what birds are just from there their singing i’m holding this the wrong way round lacking energy, pale (LAUGHTER)


  • Reply Nick C33444 February 26, 2018 at 9:30 am

    omg love it! I never knew about the vitamin C thing thank you so much for this

  • Reply joseph vinod February 26, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Wonderful and very informative video 📹 😊. Know your pharmacist and make use of their services 👍

  • Reply Lewis Bean February 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    This is so useful, ive been taking my iron wrong for the past 2weeks! I think its a blackbird?

  • Reply Hector Salamanca March 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Where did you get that tie from? Looks good

  • Reply Gum Arabic USA March 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Do you take care of your Probiotics?

  • Reply Annie Routley March 4, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Very helpful!  I've just been prescribed iron tablets as I am anaemic.  I'm on Levothyroxine – so thanks for the warning not to take it at the same time. // Does anyone else experience hearing blood pounding in their ears when going to sleep?

  • Reply Sudhanshu Tripathi March 7, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Can we take iron tablets on daily basis?

  • Reply Marina Kostadinova March 18, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for the information, I was warned about the side effects by my doctor but I wasn’t expecting for them to kick in straightaway.. it’s good to know that my body can get used to it, however I am feeling huge discomfort, how much time do you reckon I should give it before I contact my doctor? thank you in advance! (I have only been taking them for two days 😅)

  • Reply Cheesus March 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I’m anemic and I can’t eat red meat (makes me sick) I bought iron pills that are also a vitamin c supplement! I didn’t know that’s why they did it though I thought it was just for taste

  • Reply kkooll ooceennn April 18, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I ve got red skin rash allergy on my whole body reaction due to taking ferrous sulphate. Plz tell me how to cure this and im taking citrazine but no use of this yet. Thanks

  • Reply Paul McNamara April 22, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Hi good video

    I am on Ferrous Sulfate 200mg told to take two a day had to come off on Friday making me feel ill. I have a terrible gas stomach and all those other horrible side affects. My doctor said to stop taking them my worry is you think they may of done me any damage long term taking them for a month even coming off them i still getting stomach pains.

  • Reply Dorna Griffin May 22, 2018 at 5:14 am

    So informative love it

  • Reply liam knight June 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Sharing this one to my sister for sure

  • Reply gluten free kitchen June 13, 2018 at 10:50 am

    o mg I am taking iron with food ..thanks for correcting
    doctors never tel u these things

  • Reply Mary Mendy June 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I wish you were my pharmacist

  • Reply Sekhe MFT June 15, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I looked at the other comments so but I didnt cheat 😂Ferrous sulphate?

  • Reply Nachos Fredrcik June 17, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Wow I didn't know that vitamin C was required for the absorption of iron supplements in your system glad I came across this video

  • Reply Truth x June 28, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Great info! I'll pass this along to my sis.

  • Reply Simone Reid June 28, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Hey, I just started taking iron supplements, took one on an empty stomach this morning and a few mins later I was feeling dizzy, light headed and nauseous, my natural reaction was to make some weetabix and watch this vid! Now feeling a little frustrated because after one mouthful, the symptoms instantly calmed down, so does that mean it’ll not be absorbed into my body?! 😩😩 I’m thinking food after only 30mins of taking the supplement, I’m thinking milk and I’m thinking instant cessation of symptoms, what’s happened… I’m going to try taking two hrs after breakfast tomorrow and see how I get on, I really don’t want to reduce my dosage! 🙈😃

  • Reply Simone Reid June 28, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Great vid btw

  • Reply hooria ali July 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    kindly make video on best time to take multivitamins specially b- series with combination of zinc as it disturbs stomach

  • Reply Rachel Lim August 29, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Can I take cell cept together with the iron pill ?

  • Reply Maryam Maryam September 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Ahhhhck my doctor makes me take iron supplement but it sucks it has a weird after taste that stays with you all day long and it's like pills and I am angry with it …. does anyone knows what can I do to decrease the taste of it

  • Reply famous brillance September 29, 2018 at 5:49 am

    RX dose? I just bought some at the store. It even has vitamin c in it. I am glad to hear I can still have milk, I just have to wait until an hour or so after is encouraging.

  • Reply Au Dio' October 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you, I will heed your advice.

  • Reply Rittish Ballea October 28, 2018 at 5:46 am

    If u Wana give some imp information u should not put background music.

  • Reply Andrew Seepersad November 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I been taking 2 iron tabs with 2 vita c for 3 days now ..I got d shittings …is that a overdose

  • Reply Ramesh November 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    i feel tired, short breathed (not satisfied with my breathing).. should i start taking pills?? plz comment back😦😦

  • Reply spice faith November 7, 2018 at 4:27 am

    thank u

  • Reply Samantha X November 12, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Wow I didn’t know orange juice helps with body getting more from the tablets I’ve been diagnosed with anemia after trying for months for gp to give me a blood test my Hemoglobin is 107. How long after taking the tablets for should you start seeing the benifits from it I’ve been taking them nearly two weeks and haven’t noticed any difference

  • Reply Willie van brenk November 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the video!! How much mg of vitamin C should I take with my iron? I don't like drinking orange juice on an empty stomach so rather take it in pill form.

  • Reply Basmin Fazul November 23, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Will I take iron tablet and calcium tablet together on time

  • Reply Rishabh dubey November 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Great work sir.informatic video 😘😘

  • Reply Anita Gupta November 26, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I am taking calcium and iron tablet with vitamin D3 tablet after meal it's ok or not l am 37 old female having diffciency of vitamin d

  • Reply Pound 4 pound November 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    What’s the best iron supplement?

  • Reply shaikhchilli November 30, 2018 at 9:48 am

    my wife is 28weeks pregnant and prescribed sangobion tablets should she take it or not?

  • Reply ava pettit November 30, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    my stomach is literally killing me but now i might try this out. i just started taking them and oh my god!!! thank you for helping me!

  • Reply Ruzveh Daver December 2, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Brutal music

  • Reply Krishaa Bhardwaj December 7, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Can u pls advice how and when to take calcium, vitamin C , vit D3, and multivitamins.? Can we take water soluble and oil soluble vitamins together by the form of a pill called multivitamin. I m confused 🤦

  • Reply Krishaa Bhardwaj December 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Subscribed ..🤗

  • Reply Samuel Platt December 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Its kinda difficult in my case, i'm allergic to citrus so..

  • Reply Thiyagarajan Rajan December 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Daily iron requirements Sir

  • Reply P N December 22, 2018 at 12:14 am

    iron bisglycinate or iron pyrophosphate are my guesses.

  • Reply Alia Zai December 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I've been too sleepy since I started to take the iron tablets and folic acid.

  • Reply nour kia January 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Abraham thanks bro
    How much i need per day 300or100

  • Reply Sarah Richman January 7, 2019 at 10:51 am

    You’re cute 😊

  • Reply Mona Chahar January 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Thnk u !

  • Reply Kuch Kehna Hai January 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Sengobion capsules

  • Reply Eric Puette January 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Ferrous Sulfate?

  • Reply mj k January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    hi, can we take vitamin C 1000mg with NAC 600mg daily empty stomach for lifelong lifetime? is that safe? I appreciate your reply.thanks

  • Reply Lindsey Bullock January 30, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Helpppp. Day 2 of my iron vitamin and I got sick at work. I took it on a empty stomach too. I'm dizzy, nauseous and threw up while training a new employee and had to go poo 3x during work. Very embarrassing. it is otc. It is from my naturopath

  • Reply Sasha McQueen February 8, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Why is ferrous sulfate white? the ones my doctor prescribed are red looking. been taking mines with fresh squeezed orange juice!

  • Reply Kokila Ashok February 13, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    How can I reduce constipation. Please suggest.

  • Reply fakeSavian February 23, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Are all the camera angles nessisary? I just wanted information about iron tablets….

  • Reply Polar graphs March 4, 2019 at 11:34 am

    What about ferrous ascorbate

  • Reply Karim hassan Salemi March 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    My hb level is 12 .so after how many weeks my hb level will 14 by using iron tablets…..

  • Reply Rolando Roy March 13, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Is it okay to take vitamin c tablets with iron pills?

  • Reply Avlon Maynard March 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    this is so useful. A dear friend has been prescribed this. This will be very useful for her as she has been eating food with it etc… Thanks for making this video as I have been researching for myself

  • Reply FreymanArt March 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Great video, thank you. How soon after beginning iron supplements can I expect my symptoms of malaise, fatigue, insomnia, and loss of appetite to go away? Online, some sources say "a few days", others say "a week", and others say "a few weeks". I have mild anemia, can you give a more precise answer? Thanks.

  • Reply AySh y March 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    100mg overdose or not ? i take it today iam scared i think i will die ): i feeling good until now i take it before 9 hours

  • Reply Dricka P March 24, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I just started taking ferrous sulfate, per my PCP. I'm also prescribed an antacid for G.E.R.D, can I take the ferrous sulfate at night since I have to take the antacid in the mornings?

  • Reply Kareem .Y. Hamada March 30, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Great video !
    BNF and BNFc are only available in the UK :)unfortunately

  • Reply manu Kumar April 1, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Best time to take iron supplement in a day ? Morning evening, before meal after food ?

  • Reply Oo_ELECTRO_oO April 7, 2019 at 6:40 am

    The bird sounds like it's a Great Tit.

  • Reply Papa Squat April 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I'm loving the cinematography and gestural action in this video. I feel like I'm being rapped at. That manual 4th wall breaking zoom in at 2:21? There are no words. His mind

  • Reply Alekhya lakshmi April 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Hi sir, iam anemaic and doctor prescribed with ferrous sulphate tablets on an empty stimach, when i take it, after half an hour i vomited completely and iam not pregnant and a mother of 2 lids. Pls help me my hemoglobin is 5 and iam feeling very week, how to consume iron tablets without vomiting.

  • Reply Kai M. April 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    is neurobion taken in the morning and appebon at night
    or neurobion at night and appebon in the morning?

  • Reply sobia qamar May 1, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I am taking iron and vitamin C supplement ,how can I use both ? Pleaseeeeee recommend

  • Reply Tessa p May 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    What about liquid iron

  • Reply Aneela Zaman May 2, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I’m taking this medicine with food and I feel fine…am I doing wrong??!

  • Reply jevon walcott May 9, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Thanks much for this info. I've been taking iron supplement least 2 hours after drinking milk. I didn't know you can take this 1 hour with orange juice just before breakfast. I have trouble with my blood supply after my monthly. Gasping for breath, headache, irritation, cannot focus, eyes hurts, I do have 2 very small fibroids I'm closing in on 50 years, my hips, back, buttocks hurts and the womb cramps a lot just after the monthly, I get lots of craving for orange juice.

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  • Reply mohammed q May 10, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    how can i reduce constipation

  • Reply mohammed q May 10, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    please reply

  • Reply Paul Levine May 17, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I take 14mg of iron with 1000mg of vitamin c tablet

    Can i ask, when i take iron 50mg combined with vitamin c, most my anxiety seems to drift, i feel happier i feel more energetic and better s a whole, could the iron deficiency cause me to feel anxious and brain foggy? I can concentrate more

    How much dosage do you recommend for people with anaemia as i think 14mg is too low as higher dosages do help my anxiety

    PS – I take the iron with multivitamin as it comes together but the iron alone should arrive tomorrow 😀

  • Reply always rely on Allah May 24, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Hi very nic info pls tel cn we hav Iron tblet with High BP medication

  • Reply Ayushma Senchury May 26, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I m taking iron pills from 1 week, my body gets so hot is this normal??

  • Reply Chandrakanta Vijay May 26, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    We've to take it everyday or once in a week.

  • Reply Paige Prendergast May 29, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I loooooove this video thank u… u save a life 😥😥😥… i see why i having palpitation… nw

  • Reply Rangalata Das June 8, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Need to know composition of Fesofer iron tab

  • Reply Kaynat Sultan June 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    ferrous fumarate

  • Reply Miles Suco June 21, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Hi sir new subs here. Wanna ask if its ok to take one time the multivitamins+iron,vitamin E and vitamins c? Thanks.

  • Reply Salman Janjua June 25, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Can we take iron tablets with lemon water

  • Reply Hamad Alsarrah June 26, 2019 at 2:19 pm


  • Reply San Roz09 June 27, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Hi… In pregnancy iron tablet should be taken with only orange juice in the morning? or is it ok to have it rite after breakfast if someone drinks tea.. plz reply thanks.. Doctor says have it after food but im so confused.. must reply thankx

  • Reply CrazyFlynPandaz June 29, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I got told not to take my iron 4 hrs before or after caffeine/ calcium…

  • Reply deepankita syal June 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I have recommended iron tablets with folic acid for 2 months. I m concerned will i gain weight?

  • Reply Samantha Herrera July 12, 2019 at 6:02 am

    yeah but how do we avoid the burning hole sensation after taking iron… orange juice sounds like a terrible idea, its not always digested well

  • Reply Alvina Rayne Keto Lifestyle & Vlogs July 13, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Good tips but actually there are many iron supplements out there that you cannot take without food or they will make you very sick to your stomach, you just have to make sure you take it with proper food that doesn't have any dairy because dairy and milk products prevent the absorption of iron! Read your label to know if you must have food with your iron. And yes, vitamin c is a must for absorption! 👌

  • Reply Fatimazahra Elkhallady July 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Ferrous fumarate 210mg tablets

  • Reply yardsnacker July 19, 2019 at 7:13 am

    carbonyl iron supplements combined with liposomal vitamin C supplement is the best, safest way to get iron.

  • Reply SunnyUnderSun July 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Not just anaemic but Pregnant women are prescribed iron tablets too from the onset of second trimester and I hate the constipation that comes with it ☹️

  • Reply Master Mind July 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Which time is the best to use multivitamins with iron?

  • Reply Master Mind July 21, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I didnt watch the video

  • Reply SunnyUnderSun July 26, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I commented a few days back and now I am back. You’re a life saver! Glad I came across the video. Iron always constipated me and now that I am pregnant and forced to consume iron it became my worst fear ..but hey I took your advice and started taking iron 2 hours post lunch with fresh lemon juice 😊 voila! Problem gone for good! What? That was it ? Why don’t doctors tell us this stuff? New subscriber here !

  • Reply Cuezed Deen August 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Great video. What's the difference between ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate tablets?

  • Reply Liny Mathew August 9, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Can an orange be eaten with iron tablets than drinking orange juice

  • Reply Hasan Ashik August 18, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Plz… Tell me about zinc tables?
    I want to take it for my hair.
    But I am confused, which tablets could I take?

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