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Is it okay for hypertensive patients to take ferrous sulfate ?

hi, my mom s blood pressure is 150/100 and she says she has a low hemoglobin count that s why she wants to take ferrous.. is it okay for hypertensive patients to receive ferrous sulfate?
Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
She can take Iron tablet once in a day if she is having anemia.
She might have constipation.
Ok and bye.
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Cardiologist, Interventional Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma's  Response
150/100 is NOT good BP control. The medicines should be adjusted to keep BP below 135/85. Also, the reason why hemoglobin is low should be found out. Only if the reason is iron-deficiency will ferrous sulphate tablets help. If the cause of anemia is different, there is no benefit with taking iron supplements.
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Is it okay for hypertensive patients to take ferrous sulfate ?

Hi, Thanks for query, She can take Iron tablet once in a day if she is having anemia. She might have constipation. Ok and bye.