Too Much Iron

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Kellie - June 30

I am entering my Third trimester and my doctor said I should take an iron supplement. I already take a prenatal vitamin with 90mg of elemental iron. I asked him what my additional amount should be and he said 60mg. This is a total of 150 mg of iron daily. Does this sound like way too much iron? Will this cause any harm to me or my baby?

 

playitagainsam - June 30

I don't know if it's too much or not. However, I think better advice would be to eat a few more high-iron, nutritious foods per day than to take another pill.

 

KH - June 30

325 of elemental iron ends up being something like 65 mgs. of iron. I can't explain why but I know on my iron it says 325 = 65 mgs of regular iron.

 

Kellie - July 1

Well, my prenatal says 90 mg elemental and my supplement says 325 Ferrous Sulfate which is 65 mg elemental. So it's still 155 mg elemental......I don't want the doctor to think I question his way of practice but I also don't want to take any chances.

 

KH - July 1

I highly doubt that your prenatal has 90 mg of iron. I have to check my bottles and get back to you..... I don't think you need to worry though.

 

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