I have been prescribed 65 mg elemental iron. Since that's
In iron deficiency this much iron is prescribed
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
This much iron is usually given to combat iron deficiency and this dose is taken by oral route. When taken by oral route, excess of it is excreted and never gets absorbed into body. So it does not matter if you take some additional iron with your food. It will also not get absorbed into body.
To better answer your query I need details like your serum iron levels, exact formulation of the medicine and its dose per day.
Yes you can continue iron for few weeks
In my opinion you can continue with iron for few weeks and then discontinue. It usually takes prolonged treatment for many weeks to re-store iron stores in body. So I am not expecting an over-dose of iron in your case for atleast few more weeks. After stopping iron, we will need to re-check iron and ferritin levels again after few months. The levels can drop again if nutritional iron is not sufficient.