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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   i took 400mg of iron tablets per it dangerous?
Doctor :   excessive dose of iron can cause stomach irritation and cause pain and blood vomiting

User :   regarding abt the dose...400mg is considered to be overdose?
User :   iam an adult..24y/o
Doctor :   60 to 100 mg of elemental iron is the usual dose
User :   then...400mg?
Doctor :   when did you take?

User :   its been 4hrs since i took the far im not experiencing any symptoms
User :   im just worried
Doctor :   not to worry
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if you dont develop any symptoms than no problem
User :   im abt to go to sleep
Doctor :  
usually it will be gastritis
Doctor :   and blood vomiting is the severe end of the spectrum

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