Unable to take any iron tablet due to allergic to iron supplements.

Hello Doctor, I am in 17th week of pregnancy. Hemoglobin decreased from 13 to 11,

allergic to iron supplements, unable to take any iron tablet, facing extreme acidity

from starting to till now. What to do?

please help.

 

Unable to take any iron tablet due to allergic to iron supplements.
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Hb level above or 11gm % is fine. If you are not tolerating oral iron, improve on iron rich diet and take vitamin C,high protein diet, folic acid 5mg daily and vitamin B12 preparations to increase iron absorption from diet.
    In case your Hb falls further, injectable iron preparations can be given according to your Hb status and symptoms.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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