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What is the difference between ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate?
I am anemic and have been for awhile. Despite 2 iron shots in the past month and taking 325mg of ferrous sulfate a day with calcium, my iron dropped. I am currently a 7.7 (I am not bleeding). Someone told me ferrous gluconate was better, but someone else told me that ferrous fumarate had more elemental iron. Whats the difference between the three?!?
Sorry! I am taking vitamin C! I just had a check up and I am now at a 9.3 serum iron level. Still low, but the Ferrous Sulfate seems to be working.
Heather S
06/08/08
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  The difference is that ferrous fumerate and ferrous gluconate are organic iron which is absorbed much better than ferrous sulphate which is inorganic iron.
Susan Yarrawonga
06/08/08
Ferrous Sulfate supplement - Is one that says, "Equivalent" to 325mg as good as one that actually is 325mg?
Doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate, 325mg, because of very low iron levels in my blood test. In researching which product to buy, I see some that say they HAVE 325mg of ferrous sulfate, and some that say they have (for example) "65mg Iron, Equivalent to 325mg ferrous sulfate.

Is there really a difference between the two, and is one better than the other for iron therapy?

Thanks!
Don P
11/21/09
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  Ferrous sulfate is an extremely oxidative form of iron, meaning it causes cell death when ingested. Many children die each year mistaking the tablets for candy. It's fairly harmless in adults but it does still cause cell damage especially to the liver if taken in high doses or for too long. Ferrous fumarate is a much safer and more tolerable form of iron to take but it can be harder to find. Your doc may be able to find it for you on his computer if you can't.

All minerals have to be bound or chelated to something for it to reach our cells. In this case iron is attached to a sulfate molecule 325mg in total, but the actual iron content (also known as elemental amount) is 65mg. Both the products you mention have the same amount of elemental iron in them. Hope this helps.
mz_dazed
11/21/09
What's the difference between Ferrous sulfate and Ferrous gluconate?
I have been taking Iron as ferrous sulfate (which is otc) and I am about to finish it and have this other form of Iron (which was originally prescribed to my sister), so I want to know if they are too different or I could take it? (I usually don't auto medicate myself, thus the question) thanks.
Cynthia
10/13/10
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  The dosing is different, but iron is iron.

Gluconate is usually better tolerated than sulfate.
ckm1956
10/18/10
im pregnant and taking ferrous sulfate and of coarse prenatal vitamins and metronidazole?
im 12 weeks and my doc prescribed this to me im only taking ferrous sulfate acid and in 2 weeks i take the anti biotic for my vaginal infection, what are the side effects to the anti biotic? and what is ferrous sulfate ?
lovely.
06/10/10
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Ferrous Fumarate 18mg vs. Ferrous Sulfate 325mg?
Hello. I need a little help. Well, I am very anemic so my doctor prescribed Ferrous Sulfte 325mg twice a day for me but silly husbanded washed my meds with his landry when he picked up the medication. I am still entittled to two more refills but had just picked up the sulfate. Am I am to get another refill asap or should I just try the over the counter untill my refill time is up? I was taking b complex 75 complete, which contains ferrous fumarate 18mg. But does anyone know if that is equally to ferrous sulfte 325mg? Need help!
mz_contagiouz
10/06/09
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Anemia: Ferrous Fumarate, Gluconate, or Sulfate?
I've been taking Ferrous Fumarate for the past couple months for anemia. Since then I've been having stomach aches/diarrhea almost daily and I feel nauseous nearly as often. I'm at the point that I want to stop taking it entirely. Would that be unwise? Could i switch to Ferrous Gluconate or Ferrous Sulfate? Which would be easiest on my stomach?
Thank you!
It was my doctor who told me to take Ferrous Fumarate when my blood test came back with low iron amounts.
What, other than iron, can anemia be treated with?
Where can I find chelated iron?
htebxbeth
01/18/09
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  Ferrous gluconate is more easily absorbed. Typically though Iron supplements tend to constipate people.Did your doctor put you on the supplement? Do you know why you have Anemia? Some anemia's are not treated with iron supplements. Iron builds up in the body, you don't want to take it if you don't need to.
DMsweetie
01/18/09
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate

03/29/11
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  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.

http://truestarhealth.com/Notes/2870003.html
pelican
03/29/11
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate
Janice
03/29/11
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  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.

http://truestarhealth.com/Notes/2870003.html
pelican
03/29/11
What is the differance between Ferrous Gluconate and Ferrous Sulfate?
My doctor told me i was slightly deficient in iron and told me to take an iron supplement, preferably Fergon or A.K.A. Ferrous Gluconate. I found Ferrous Sulfate instead. Is there a difference that i should be concerned about? they are both a source of iron and both supposedly will do the job, but is there a reason my doctor wants me to take Fergon? Why can't i just Iron?!!!
rosie
03/26/11
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  Ferrous gluconate is organic and ferrous sulphate is inorganic.

Organic supplements are absorbed better than inorganic supplements so therefor ferrous gluconate is more effective than ferrous sulphate.
Susan Yarrawonga
03/26/11
My doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate for low iron levels?
i'm wondering if I can still eat what I want or is it possible to get too much iron by eating foods that contain iron along with taking the ferrous sulfate.
MichiganFan
10/30/09
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What is the difference between Ferrous Sulfate and Chelated Iron?
So if I had iron pills that said Ferrous Sulfate 325mg, but can't get a hold of them anymore, now I take Chelated Iron pills 29mg, is this a safe switch over?

I wish I could ask my doctor but he's never available and the damn nurses in his office apparently went to school for nothing b/c they can't give me an answer!

Help!?
DeCiMaL
12/03/07
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  Iron, Chelated (Circulatory) is a form of iron (ferrous gluconate) that’s usually well-absorbed by the body. In this formulation the iron is enhanced with vitamin C, calcium and a unique base of rose hips, mullein leaves, chickweed herb, thyme herb and yellow dock root.

Ferrous sulfate provides the iron needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is used to treat or prevent iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that occurs when the body has too few red blood cells because of pregnancy, poor diet, excess bleeding, or other medical problems.

So they are basically the same.
crazeekay
12/03/07
What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.
Anime
02/05/11
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What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.

02/05/11
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can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old
Jimmy Neutron
09/01/10
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can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old

09/01/10
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what is the difference between ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate and how the body utilizes it?
I am working with post-gastric bypass patients who have a reduced amount of intestinal absorption due to the "bypass" of a section of their intesinal tract where iron is normally absorbed. I am trying to determine if one is better than the other for these people.
Cheryl W
09/04/06
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  Ferrous sulfate is supposedly poorly absorbed distally in the intestines so it wouldn't be the better choice. Plus ferrous sulfate in the doses potentially needed for gastric bypass patients can be a GI tract irritant.

Ferrous fumerate or gluconate is better. Carbonyl iron as well as anything chelated too.
K W
09/07/06
What is the difference between Ferrous Fumarate and Ferrous Gluconate?
I have been taking these Ferrous Gluconate iron supplements for quite some time but yesterday I accidentally bought Ferrous Fumarate instead. How different are the two?
x331065661766
03/18/07
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  Ferrous fumarate is organic iron made from a plant source and can be used by the body more effectively and does not tend to cause constipation.

Ferrous gluconate is inorganic iron made from a rock source and that's why it tends to cause constipation in some folks. Also, the molecules are bound together very loosely and the iron can easily break free to bind with and destroy vitamin E.

Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.
JustMe
03/18/07
is the end result of taking ferrous gluconate the same as ferrous fumarate?
My mom just had a hysterectomy and was told to take ferrous gluconate iron supplements but she has ferrous fumarate iron supplements from before can she take those instead..i was looking up the difference and someone had said that the difference was ferrous fumarate was organic and didnt make you constipated and ferrous gluconate is not organic..if that is the only difference can she take ferrous fumarate instead of ferrous gluconate and what is the difference...do they do the same thing in the end?
cupcake
09/11/10
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  Ferrous fumarate is equally good as ferrous gluconate and they are both organic.

Ferrous sulphate is a very common iron supplement but it is inorganic.

Organic iron is absorbed better than inorganic iron.
Susan Yarrawonga
09/12/10
Is iron deficiency anemia can be treated just by taking iron supplements like ferrous sulfate?
At first, I felt pain on my stomach and suffer it for few days. I thought it's just an ordinary pain until i decided to see a doctor coz after few days i felt so much pain under my right ribs everytime i breath and when i lay down i can't breath. After the blood test we find out that i have anemia. My red blood cells are just 4.31 while the normal for a female is 4.5 - 5.1 and i also need more hemoglibon coz mine is just 8.7 while the normal for female is 12.3 - 14.3 and also hematocrit is 27.1 while the normal is 35.9 - 44.6. I did not go back to my doctor, instead i just take foods rich in iron and vitamins like ferrous sulfate.

09/07/07
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  you can bring back ur haemoglobin reading to the noral rate by taking iron supplemen or food reach in iron..
but sometimes they just do not work..because ur baody might be lack in vitamin c which is very important in iron absorbtion.
so, uve to take this supplementray also....vitamin k will also help...its important to have ur doctor monitor ur recovery..:)
mousedeer586
09/07/07
Pharm Help !!a old women has fatigue lathargy and comfunsion. She has a h/o diabetes mellitus and hypertension?
her lethargy is increasing and her urine output is decreasing. why would the md order the following med. i have to know the reason for each
folic acid
ferrous sulfate
epogen renagel
calcium carbonate
jessie0420
06/16/09
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  Kidney failure (casued by the diabetes) will cause the lethargy, confusion, and reduced urine output. Renagel is a medication to help treat kidney disease. Kidney disease ALSO causes anemia. Ferrous Sulfate would seems to be an iron supplement to help fight anemia.

It may ALSO be that the patient is experiencing Ketoacidosis. This is where the buildup of Ketones (caused by badly uncontrolled diabetes) causes the blood to turn acidic. Calcium Carbonate would seem to be an "anti-acid" to help reduce blood acidity.

Don't know about Folic Acid in this cae.
Gary B
06/16/09
I've been taking a multivitamin for two days, is this a decent one for my age? I'm a 17 yr old male.?
The brand is called ONDRA-Multivitamins with minerals.
It contains the following-

Vitamin A (from acetate) 5000 IU 100%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin B1 (from thiamine hcl) 2 mg 133%
Vitamin B2 (from riboflavin) 2.5 mg 147%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg 83.3%
Vitamin B-6 (from pyridoxine hcl) 1mg 50%
Viatmin B-12 (from cyanocobalamin) 1mcg 17%
Niacin (from niacinamide) 20mg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium Pantothenate) 1 mg 10%
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate) 11.6 mg 1.2%
Phosphate (from dicalcium phosphate) 9 mg 1.2%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Zinc (from magnesium oxide) 3.75 mg 25%
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide) 10 mg 2.5%
Selenium (from sodium selenate) 5 mcg 7%
Manganese (from manganese sulfate) 1 mg 100%
Chromium (from chromic chloride 5 mcg 4%
Iron ( from ferrous sulfate) 4.5 mg 25%
I know for a fact I don't eat nearly enough fruits and veggies.
Lucas H.
02/02/08
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  Any general multivitamin should help. Remember this is a supplement to your nutrition that you're getting in your food. The nutrients from your food are absorbed into your body better than what's in a vitamin.
pdooma
02/02/08
can i drink alcohol while i take ferrous fumarate?
ive just been diognosed with mild to severe anemia and i hvae been prescribed 210mg tablets of ferrous fumarate to take 3 times a day for a few months, the only thing is its my 18th birthday next month and plan to get shitfaced.. what i wanted to know is if i can drink alcohol...
Bleedy
05/13/11
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  If you're losing blood from your stomach, it's not a good idea.
DR.DUDE
05/16/11
Is it safe to take these following meds at the same time?
Is it safe to take these following meds at the same time?
im taking ferrous sulfate and vitamin C. then my OB-gyn gave me birth control pills (cyproterone acetate, ethinyl estradiol). is it safe that im taking these three at the same time? thanks!
anje
05/17/09
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Been on LQD iron for 1 year. Think I need to go on Venofer. Whats the best route to go. PCP or Hematologis?
I have been taking Ferrous Sulfate (liquid Iron Nasty) 11 ML three times a day. I have labs drawn every three months and Im always anemic. I would like to go on IV iron but don't know if I should go thru my PCP who thinks Im doing fine on the liquid but recently it gives me headaches within 5 mins of taking it and gives me rapid heart rate and I'm down and out for a good hour or two. I have very little energy during the day. I am hoping to hear on how Venofer has helped other people. And if I should go thru my PCP or a Hematologist?
krey1212
03/15/09
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  try mapquest or google (sorry yahoo) maps
imfantastic2005
03/15/09
can you answer this medical case, why is the person have bloody stool and what are the causes of his symptoms?
45 y/o, married male with a chief complaint of bloody stools
PE: BP – 90/60; RR – 18/min; HR – 60 bpm; Temp = 37.8°C
Pertinent Physical Examination Findings:
Pupil – slightly jaundiced
Abdomen – globular abdomen, with spider angiomas
Ext: (+) varicosities, Grade I bipedal edema
Rectal Exam: (+) blood on tactating finger, no masses with bloody stools

Past Medical Hx:
•Diagnosed to have Pulmonary Tuberculosis 4 months ago currently on RHES with good compliance and follow ups check up
•Currently on the following medications
Omeprazole 40 mg/cap; cap OD since 4 months ago
Sangibion ( ferrous gloconate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, folic acid, sorbitol, vit c) 1 tab once daily x 2 months since 4 months ago
Epoietin alpha once weekly since 1yr ago
•High doses of multi-vitamins containing Niacin – intermittent

Social Hx:
•Alcoholic beverage drinker since 20 years of age
Rhum every morning
this is only a hypothetical case
jam
09/08/09
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  this is just a shot in the dark, but I'd consult a doctor not an internet questions board

09/08/09
What could happen if you were prescribed iron pills but you're not Anemic?
What could happen if you were prescribed iron pills but you're not Anemic?
What could happen if a doctor misdiagnosed you with Anemia and took the 100gm twice a day iron pills he prescribed you for months or weeks?

ferrous (II) glycine sulfate complex 356gm to be exact.
Theophobic Deist
10/10/08
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  You will poop out black tar like substances. I used to work at a nursing home and had to clean that shit up =/
Nick J's Headband
10/10/08
Why cant you use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain?
I had a herniated disc in my L5S1 area of my back. The doctor gave me morphine sulfate for the pain. Last week I had decompression surgery to correct the problem. I was given a different pain med. that works very well but the doctor told me not to use the morphine for pain. I was given morphine in the hospital but I cant use the morphine sulfate for pain at home. The literature they give with medication when you get a perscription filled even says not to use morphine sulfate to treat postsurgery pain. I just want to know if there is a medical reason why you cant use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain.
pam s
08/28/07
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  Couldn't say it any better than Matador89 did. He is spot on. I had the same surgery and believe me you won't need the Morphine, that surgery was a blessing for me, I hope it is for you. Good Luck
DeltaQueen
08/28/07
Can morphine sulfate be IV'd through the arm?
Just wondering can someone crush up morphine sulfate and shoot it up? Or does it not work in water? Its Morphine Sulfate not regular morphine. I found needles in my brothers room next to this bottle of morphine sulfates. Please let me know
Jessler
06/20/09
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  Yes you can. If you think your brother is doing this please tell someone. It is very dangerous, he could kill himself with an overdose.
susan
06/20/09
Dosage info of zinc sulfate supplements?
My dermatologist prescribed zinc sulfate supplements for acne.
She just said take them an hour after meals. Each tablet weighs 200 mg.

I'm seventeen years old, medium build. How much am i suppose to take? how many times a day ? What are the dangers of taking high doses?

Does zinc sulfate really help in clearing up skin?
otter
08/18/09
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  Yes, zinc is good for clearing up the skin. My question is, isn't all of the dosage info on the bottle you got? It should tell you how many times a day and how many pills at a time. If you are still confused after looking at the bottle or info that came with the bottle (all prescriptions come with information on dosage and side effects) then please call your doctor.
Huckleberry Sin
08/18/09
Can I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate?
My doctor prescribed I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate to treat my intense lower back pain. I was originally taking Methadone with Roxycodone but today she replaced it with Morphine Sulfate. My pharmacist seemed kinda concerned about me taking those two together. Is it safe to take?
Zorua
08/28/07
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  Your pharmacist is right to be concerned, but I'm sure it is because of the strength of meds, in other words he/she is probably worried that you will be to "high".
You were probably prescribed 10mg methadone tabs, if so it is common. Reason being both methadone and Morphine sulfate are opiates, that means they work through the spinal cord to alleviate pain.
You are absolutely right to check and double check your meds. All I can tell you is that it was eventually prescibed to me this way and I really do have better pain relief now.
Of course everyone reacts differantly to differant medications and in my case we have been working to find a good pain solution for quite a while. Chronic Back Pain is so difficult to treat (pain wise) because levels of pain vary so much that the doctors really must track our communication with them as well as our physical condition, so be sure if you are uncomfortable to contact his office asap.
Good Luck to you, I hope you find the pain relief that you need.
DeltaQueen
08/28/07

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nccturf: @JohnKaminski I am assuming that is everything but bent/poa populations by ferrous sulfate, correct?
Elise090400: Ferrous sulfate!candy ko n nman!being anemic is soooh not cool...mutla ng plipinas!!!haha!gudnyt tweeps!:)
ninakcarroll: @PirateWench I bruise easily bc of low iron. Dr told me to use iron supplements like ferrous sulfate and B-12
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