What is Iron supplement?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: FeraMAX, Spring Valley Easy Iron, Spring Valley High Potency Iron, (Show all)

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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
166 43
47 8
37 10
22 8
16 4
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
42

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

17
5
3
3
2
2

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Iron supplement)
Dosage Patients
65 mg daily 40
1 tab(s) daily 25
325 mg daily 23
27 mg daily 17
daily 16
1 mg daily 13
28 mg daily 8
50 mg daily 8
100 mg daily 8
1 tablet(s) daily 7

Dosages based on patients currently taking Iron supplement.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Iron supplement (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 31
Other 23
Doctor's advice 11
Side effects too severe 9
Did not seem to work 7
Expense 5
Personal research 3
Not indicated 3
See all 84 patients who’ve stopped taking Iron supplement

Duration

Currently Taking Iron supplement
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 11
2 years or more 47
Stopped Taking Iron supplement
Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 19
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
44 56%
Usually
19 24%
Sometimes
13 17%
Never
2 3%
Burden
Very
3 4%
Somewhat
4 5%
A little
19 24%
Not at all
52 67%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
4 9%
42 89%
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12 patient evaluations for Iron supplement

marie1970
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marie1970
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Polymyalgia Rheumatica 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Polymyalgia Rheumatica

See marie1970's full Iron supplement history

Mar 29, 2015 (Started Oct 25, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Low Hemoglobin: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
adi411
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adi411
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 25
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
Last updated:
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