Elemental Iron

Information about Elemental Iron

Elemental Iron Uses

Elemental Iron is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

How Elemental Iron works

Elemental Iron is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a substance that gives these cells the ability to transport oxygen.

Common side effects of Elemental Iron

Vomiting, Nausea, Dark colored stool, Constipation, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Elemental Iron

  • Elemental Iron is given as a slow injection or infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to check for blood cells and iron levels in the body.
  • It might cause lowering of blood pressure. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Frequently asked questions for Elemental Iron

Elemental Iron

Q. How long can I take Elemental Iron for?

Elemental Iron is used to regulate hemoglobin levels in the human body. It is generally advised to patients who have iron deficient anemia or iron deficiency. till the haemoglobin level becomes normal. Please consult your doctor regarding its proper use.

Q. Can I take Elemental Iron for anemia and iron deficiency?

Yes, Elemental Iron can be taken for iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency. However, its use for other types of anemia is not recommended. Take Elemental Iron in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What types of food items should I take other than Elemental Iron?

You can consume food items that are rich in iron content (like red meat, pork, poultry and seafood). Other food items which contain rich iron content include beans, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach), dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas, peas. You can also try iron supplements (tablets or capsules) available at pharmacy stores for iron deficient anemia. Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use.

Q. What can I take for iron deficiency anemia?

You can take iron supplement (ferrous fumarate/ferrous sulfate/ferrous gluconate) tablets to treat iron deficiency anemia. In case you are not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take iron with vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid?

Yes, iron and vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid can be taken together. Taking vitamin C and iron together helps the body absorb the iron. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Elemental Iron with other medicines.

Q. Can I take Elemental Iron with zinc?

No, Elemental Iron may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Elemental Iron with zinc.

Q. Can I take Elemental Iron with Tylenol?

Yes, you can take Tylenol (paracetamol) with iron. However, it is advised to always consult your doctor before taking any medicine to avoid any complexity.

Q. Does Elemental Iron increase weight?

Yes, Elemental Iron can increase weight. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to manage your weight.

Q. Does Elemental Iron cause constipation or acne?

Yes, Elemental Iron may cause constipation or acne. Constipation and acne are among some of the most common side effects of Elemental Iron. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.


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