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Suggest medication for low hemoglobin levels

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: Thank you for the feed back Doctor,
We need some more help my wife is having one more problem hemoglobin percentage are showing low it's 8.5 and our doctor giving some injuction for increasing
hemoglobin level so please advise how to gain hemoglobin in this condition and the taking injuction are help ful and effective for that if yes suggest me injuction's Name.
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Iron injection is useful to improve Hb%.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I am happy to help to you once again. Followings are my suggestion:

1) Hemoglobin level 8.5 gm% indicates MILD degree ANEMIA in pregnancy and its level should be at least 10 gm% or more to avoid risk and complication.

2) Oral dose of IRON supplement should be increased. She must take a balanced diet, rich in protein and iron. Foods are to be included egg, meat, liver, peas, green vegetables, beans, onion stalk, jaggery, figs, banana, whole wheat etc.

3) IRON injection can be given to increase hemoglobin percentage and body iron store. IRON SUCROSE injection is mostly preferred as it is safe, effective and has less side effects. More number of doses are required.

However, many doctors prefer IRON DEXTRAN injection also because it is more effective and less number of doses are required. But it has more adverse effects compare to IRON SUCROSE.

4) I suggest you to consult with your treating doctor regarding this and chose suitable IRON injection compound. It will be more worthwhile.

Hope I have answered your query. Wish her good health and take care.

For future query, you can directly approach me through

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326

Regards.
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Brief Answer: Iron injection is useful to improve Hb%. Detailed Answer: Hello, I am happy to help to you once again. Followings are my suggestion: 1) Hemoglobin level 8.5 gm% indicates MILD degree ANEMIA in pregnancy and its level should be at least 10 gm% or more to avoid risk and complication. 2) Oral dose of IRON supplement should be increased. She must take a balanced diet, rich in protein and iron. Foods are to be included egg, meat, liver, peas, green vegetables, beans, onion stalk, jaggery, figs, banana, whole wheat etc. 3) IRON injection can be given to increase hemoglobin percentage and body iron store. IRON SUCROSE injection is mostly preferred as it is safe, effective and has less side effects. More number of doses are required. However, many doctors prefer IRON DEXTRAN injection also because it is more effective and less number of doses are required. But it has more adverse effects compare to IRON SUCROSE. 4) I suggest you to consult with your treating doctor regarding this and chose suitable IRON injection compound. It will be more worthwhile. Hope I have answered your query. Wish her good health and take care. For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326 Regards.