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I am taking ferium xt during pregnancy. Having some pain

I m in my sixth month of pregnancy period. My doctor advised me to take ferium xt at night because of my low Hb (8.5) during my fifth month, but i do get chest pain like gas trouble whenever i take. i discussed this with my doctor she asked me to stop taking ferium xt for a week then now again she is asking me to take. Tonight i took i feel the same chest pain again. what should i do now? what may be the cause of my pain? i didnt take any gastric sort of food tonight.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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Any iron tablets causes constipation and the gas formation is due to constipation.
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mathidmagnate's  Response
hey thanks but i do feel terrific pain at times. No worries?...
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Gatritis is known to occur when you take iron tablets. This is why it is asked to be taken at night to reduce symptoms in the day. You need to eat enough food at night t prevent this sensation. Eat more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink more water. This will neutralise the acidic effect and help in reducing symptoms.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Preeti Kathail's  Response
Hello.
Any iron tablet can causes gastritis which gives rise to such type of symptom. Do not take tab in empty stomach. Eat more green vegetable& fresh fruits .
You can take cap ocid 20 mg 30 minutes before taking iron tablet.
I hope your problem will be solved.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello. Welcome to HCM. Gastritis is known side effect of iron tablets. You need to take it only after having meal so as to reduce its side effect. And you can drink plenty of water after consuming it to give some relief. Eat healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals and green leafy vegetables. You can take antacids like rantac half an hour befire meal to help you. Wish you good health.
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I am taking ferium xt during pregnancy. Having some pain

Hi Any iron tablets causes constipation and the gas formation is due to constipation. Thank you