Understanding your concern.
The iron supplement should be taken very carefully . There are certain things that need to be take care . Iron supplements
best absorbed when stomach is empty but some times empty stomach they cause stomach cramps
And usually doctors advice to take iron supplements with orange juice or vitamin C
, because orange juice ( at least 300 grams )or vitamin C in it will increase the absorption of iron supplement and gives maximum benefit .
So i would suggest you to :-
- Take very little food with iron supplement so that neither it will hinder its absorption or let it cause stomach cramps .
- You should not take certain food for at least for 2 hours after taking iron supplement . These food are high fiber foods such as whole grains, raw vegetables, and bran , foods or drinks with caffeine . Also milk and high calcium food should not be taken for 2 hours .
Hope your concern has been resolved.
Get Well Soon.
Dr. Harry Maheshwari