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Iron supplements, 10 month pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with your query
User :   i m 10weeks pregnant now

Doctor :   ok
User :   just want to know is it ok if i take iron now?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you should take iron supplements
User :   if yes how much shud i intake?
Doctor :   you should take 1 tab daily for atleast three months
User :   how much should be the intake of iron?

Doctor :   continuously
Doctor :   a minimum of 100 tabs should be taken throughoput pregnancy
Doctor :   you can also take more
Doctor :   take the tabs after eating dinner before bed time
User :   i mean i want to knw how much mg should be taken everyday
Doctor :   ok

User :   tell me total mg?
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok????????
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   26yrs
User :  
User :   married
User :   weight 55 5.3height
Doctor :   0.8 mg in the first 3 months, between 4 and 5 mg in the second 3 months, and >6 mg in the last three months
Doctor :   on an average you should take 1 tablet every day
Doctor :   throughout
User :   and how much folic acid should i take?
User :   i mean now how much mg?
Doctor :   on an average 500 micrograms
Doctor :   400 mcg (0.4 mg) and 600 mcg (0.6 mg) per day.
User :   so can you also tell me is it ok to start taking calcium?
Doctor :   yes you can take calcium also
Doctor :   some obstertricians recommend that too
User :   my doctor only recommended folic acid
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   then there is no real necessity
User :   iron and calcium is not given to me?
Doctor :   just drink 2 glasses of buffalo milk
Doctor :   everyday
Doctor :   what is your Hb%
User :   i drink 200ml everyday
User :   is it ok?
User :   and enough
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and take it in the morning
Doctor :   dont take it along with your iron tabs
User :   yes

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yup
Doctor :   ok
User :   atually have you heard about nutrilite supplements
User :   ?
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

Mobile : 91-0000 please confirm your details
User :   yes
Doctor :   you can use them if required
Doctor :   they are usually given in underweight women
User :   i intake daily tablets
Doctor :   you can take GNC PHARMA WOMEN'S IRON COMPLETE
User :   ok
Doctor :   that would conver most of the requirements
User :   thanks
User :   for the chat
Doctor :   For Details Visit and Buy the product at or Guardian pharmacy outlets in your city.

Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   yup

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   nothing thanks a lot

User :   doctor
Doctor :   bye for now
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