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If taking ferro-f-tab (which contains ferrous fumarate 310mg

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Hi, if taking ferro-f-tab (which contains ferrous fumarate 310mg - eq. to 100mg elemental iron) 2 tablets daily during breastfeeding, can I also take Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding multivitamin - that contains iron (II) glycinate 40mg (containing 10mg elemental iron)>?
Thought I would ask as they are different forms of iron and I am not sure if they are the same when taken into the body or one is stronger?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

You should continue with preparation that contains iron glycinate as it has few GI side effects as comapired with Ferrous fumarate .

But as Ferrous fumurate contains 100 mg of elemental iron so it is more stronger then iron Glycinate .

Even you can combine both the drugs.

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