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I have been given iron tablets (ferrous fumrate 210mg) to

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I have been given iron tablets (ferrous fumrate 210mg) to take three times a day is there a specific time period I should wait before taking each dose ,I have been told that taken then after food is ok to lessen side effects I do take 7am -thyroxine 8.30am omeprazole 20mg 11am -Pregabalin 8.30pm pregabalin 10pm 45mg mirtazapine 25mg promethazine

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Iron tablets can cause stomach irritation and constipation commonly.To avoid irritation you should take with food each time.To avoid constipation you should take a stool softener like metamucil or senna tablets daily or as needed.Vitamin C helps with iron absorption.Hence, taking the pill with a glass of orange juice will be helpful.Now you can take the first dose with your breakfast, second dose with your lunch and third dose with your dinner or night snack.It will not interact with your other medications.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile: