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Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am using autrin capsule and observed stools in black color after the first day use. Is it expected or do i need to stop the medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is normal. Nothing to get concerned.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that whenever you take iron supplements a much of the iron will evade absorption and that will cause the stool to be dark coloured. It is normal and nothing to get concerned about. You need not stop the medicine. However, you need to drink plenty of water.

Let me know if I could help further.

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