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Taking ferro-f tab since months, no improvement in levels. Will increase in dosage help?

Hi Doctor, What does hb level 5 indicates in blood . I ve been taking Ferro-f-tab (which contains elemental iron 100 mg & folic acid 350 mg) twice a day for the last two months. Does not seem to be helping me much. are there any MD doctors in Australia who can help? Could increase in dose of these tabs help or some injections or tonic. Thanks.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Thank you for your query.

A Hemoglobin level of 5, indicates anemia. The Ferro-f-tab has been prescribed to correct this. But in clinical practice a hemoglobin level of 5 would require blood transfusion for proper correction.

Iron tablets do help, but usually take a long period of time and are mostly prescribed when there is border-line anemia.

I suggest you discuss the possibility of a blood transfusion with your medical care provider.

I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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