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    Old 07-09-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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    Ferrous sulphate and Ferrous gluconate pills?

    Hi people, I have been without Iron pills for a couple of weeks which wasnt a good idea but I thought I had another packet and then I had to move back home for the holidays (I go to uni). Anyway I was pretty sure I was taking 300mg of the sulphate pills and apparently the highest is 200mg. I had to make an appointment at my old surgery and explain what I need. However they ended up giving me 300mg of the gluconate pills. The doctor said they should be the same. Now I'm a bit worried incase it was 200mg I was on and if the gluconate ones really will do the same thing, never had them before :S. Anyone else swapped before? Or know any informaion about the differences?

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    Old 07-15-2006, 09:48 PM   #2
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    Re: Ferrous sulphate and Ferrous gluconate pills?

    Hi missimo,

    My doctor actually recommended gluconate over sulphate. She said the absorption rate is better for gluconate.

    Hope that helps.

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    Old 08-02-2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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    Re: Ferrous sulphate and Ferrous gluconate pills?

    I have also heard that gluconate is supposed to be easier on the stomach.

    Old 08-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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    Re: Ferrous sulphate and Ferrous gluconate pills?

    I take ferrous gluconate and it's definitely easier on the stomach than the sulfate is.

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