What is Iron supplement?

Category: Supplements

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Generic Name: Iron supplement

See also: Ferrous sulfate, Hematinic Formula, Hemocyte Plus

Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health and an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport. It is also important for the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Supplemental iron is available in tablets, liquids, injections, infusions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
156 42
46 8
33 8
20 7
13 2
8 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Iron supplement"

Severe
6
Moderate
8
Mild
22
None
37

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Iron supplement

16
5
3
3
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Iron supplement)
Dosage Patients
daily 16
1 tab(s) daily 25
1 mg daily 12
2 tab(s) daily 6
27 mg daily 17
28 mg daily 8
50 mg daily 8
65 mg daily 40
150 mg daily 6
325 mg daily 23
Why Patients Stopped Taking Iron supplement (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 27
Other 21
Doctor's advice 10
Side effects too severe 8
Did not seem to work 7
Expense 4
Personal research 3
Not indicated 3
See all 72 patients who’ve stopped taking Iron supplement

Duration

Currently Taking Iron supplement
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 7
1-2 years 15
2 years or more 50
Stopped Taking Iron supplement
Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 12
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 16
2 years or more 18
Adherence
Always
41 56%
Usually
17 23%
Sometimes
13 18%
Never
2 3%
Burden
Very
3 4%
Somewhat
3 4%
A little
18 25%
Not at all
49 67%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
4 9%
< $25
39 91%
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11 patient evaluations for Iron supplement

adi411
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adi411
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 24
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See adi411's full Iron supplement history

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anemia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Well it's great ! I don't have a single complaint. I just stopped it since I'm pregnant and the only three medications I'm taking is Hydroxychloroquine, Colostrum (natural), and Prenatals.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Nsanity
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Nsanity
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Nsanity's full Iron supplement history

May 3, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Doctor recommendation: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 65 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
tigger13039
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tigger13039
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See tigger13039's full Iron supplement history

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anemia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Iron deficiency: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 650 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anemia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Iron deficiency: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 325 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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