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Posted on Sat, 5 Apr 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello, My wife is pregnant and she is week due to Formation of blood is very low so please suggest any kind of tonic for her
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer: Iron supplements Detailed Answer: Hi Every pregnant woman should take Iron supplements along with Vit B12 and Folic acid up every day. Please ask your doctor about these. Your wife can take Tab OROFER XT every day along with food. This improves Iron. The best and natural way of improving Iron in the body is to consume green leaves every day. She can have jaggery, honey, legumes and home cooked organ meat as well. Please remember milk and calcium will reduce Iron absorption so please leave a gap of 2 hours between milk and Iron medication. Hope this helps.
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how many time OROFER XT tab should be take in a day?
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 3 days later
Brief Answer: One tablet per day Detailed Answer: Your wife should take one tablet per day, it also depends on her Hemoglobin. Please monitor the Hb levels during pregnancy with the help of your doctor. Since Vit C helps absorb Iron well it will be good to take it along with Vit C rich fruit or supplements like Tab. LYMCEE
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