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Is Ferractiv iron multi amino acid chelate advisable during pregnancy?

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Dr. Khushboo Priya

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Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 in General Health
Question: i am 29 week pregnant, 150 lb, mildly anemic. Im taking ferractiv amino acid chelate 150 mg for last week. will this hurt my baby?
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Answered by Dr. Khushboo Priya 2 minutes later
Hi, I think the medicines is okay, but dose is on a higher side. Discuss with your doctor regarding this. You can improve your hemoglobin level by adding pomegranate, beet, spinach, Apple, gram and jaggery in diet.
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Follow up: Dr. Khushboo Priya 14 minutes later
so this is not likely to cause toxicity? I have had some nausea, diarrhea, and black stool, as well as higher thirst than normal. I started getting worried about it today.
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Answered by Dr. Khushboo Priya 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No it is not toxic.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I think it is not toxic. But you can take a lower dose after consulting your doctor because bioavailability of chelated iron is higher. The nausea, diarrhea and black stools are side effects of iron tablets. Higher thirst may be happening due to diarrhea. Just improve your diet by taking pomegranate, beet, spinach, Apple, gram and jaggery. If your hemoglobin is less than 8, you may need iron injections. Otherwise, the diet and oral tablets are enough.
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