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Taking Ratio-Cefuroxime for iron deficiency and pneumonia. Dark stool due to medication?

Hi I am experiencing iron deficiency and Pnomonia. My Dr gave me Ratio- Cefuroxime 500 for Pnomonia and a stool test to investigate reason of iron deficiency. Today when I was collecting stool sample I realize that my stool is very dark. I wonder if this can be caused by the drug. I don t want to think it is related to any internal bleeding .
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Hi Nazanin,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
The color of stool may be dark due to constipation and hard stools or altered blood in it.
Some drugs like iron supplements also give stools black color bu Cefuroxime does not cause black colored stools by itself. You should wait for stool occult blood test results.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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