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Increasing more than recommended Iron dosage for anemia

Patient: I am anemic, and I was recommended liquid Floradix as I have Crohn’s and apparently other forms can upset your stomach. The recommended daily dosage is 20 mL, can I take more to get my iron levels up and then move on to the recommended dose? What would you suggest?

 

 

Doctor: Certainly not, I would suggest you to take only the recommended amount which is 10ml twice a day for a total of 20ml dai ly.There are also other natural sources of iron that you might want to try such as eating cow’s liver or spinach. I wish you the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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