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Can Iron And Calcium Tablets Be Taken During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: Hi,

I am 20 weeks pregnant. prior to this I was not able to take iron and calcium tablets due to sickness. Now I have started taking them. I take iron tablet in afternoon around 3 pm and calcium around 10.30 pm at night.
Can you please suggest if this is the right procedure to take these medicines.

Regards, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
Iron should be taken one hour before or two hour after meal,so if you are taking your lunch at one pm you can take iron at 3 pm.
Calcium should be taken with meal, so if you are taking dinner at 9pm,you can take calcium at 9:30pm.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
Regards
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Can Iron And Calcium Tablets Be Taken During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Explained below. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Iron should be taken one hour before or two hour after meal,so if you are taking your lunch at one pm you can take iron at 3 pm. Calcium should be taken with meal, so if you are taking dinner at 9pm,you can take calcium at 9:30pm. Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information. Good luck. Regards