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.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • 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
44

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

Patients
17
Patients
5
Patients
3
Patients
3
Patients
2

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Iron supplement)
Dosage
65 mg daily
Patients
41
Dosage
1 tab(s) daily
Patients
25
Dosage
325 mg daily
Patients
23
Dosage
27 mg daily
Patients
17
Dosage
daily
Patients
16
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
13
Dosage
50 mg daily
Patients
9
Dosage
28 mg daily
Patients
8
Dosage
100 mg daily
Patients
8
Dosage
1 tablet(s) daily
Patients
7

Dosages based on patients currently taking Iron supplement.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Iron supplement (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
32
Reason
Other
Patients
23
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
12
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
9
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
7
Reason
Expense
Patients
5
Reason
Personal research
Patients
3
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
3
See all 86 patients who’ve stopped taking Iron supplement

Duration

Currently Taking Iron supplement
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
3
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
9
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
47
Stopped Taking Iron supplement
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
5
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
13
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
9
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
12
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
20
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
20

Adherence


Always
Patients
45
56%
Usually
Patients
19
24%
Sometimes
Patients
13
16%
Never
Patients
3
4%

Burden


Very
Patients
3
4%
Somewhat
Patients
4
5%
A little
Patients
19
24%
Not at all
Patients
54
68%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
33
70%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
4
9%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
42
89%
Last updated:

12 patient evaluations for Iron supplement

marie1970
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marie1970
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
adi411
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adi411
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: 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: Not specified 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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