What is ferrous gluconate?

Replaces iron found in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and enzymes; allows the transportation of oxygen via hemoglobin. Ferrous gluconate is used in the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia. It replaces
iron found in haemoglobin, myoglobin and enzymes. It also allows transportation of oxygen via haemoglobin.

May color stool black, take between meals for maximum absorption; Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, severe nausea or stomach pain, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, shallow breathing, weak and rapid pulse, cold or clammy skin, blue lips, and seizure (convulsions).

What is ferrous gluconate? This preparation contains the mineral, iron, which is necessary for the formation and function of red blood cells. It is these cells that carry oxygen through the blood stream. In tiny amounts, the mineral is also necessary for the chemical functioning of many of the bodies' cells. What is it used for? Iron should only be taken for very specific reasons and only under a physician's direction. These reasons are as follows:

Iron deficiency anemia. Anemia means a low red blood cell count. An anemia may be due to lack of iron in the diet, blood loss in the intestinal tract or excessive menstrual flow Pregnancy

How do I take it? Follow your physician's instructions carefully. The best absorption occurs when taken on an empty stomach, but these products may be taken with meals to avoid stomach upset. Keep in a tightly sealed container. Protect this medication from excess moisture and heat. Do not freeze the elixir. Liquid forms should be diluted and sipped through a straw into the back of the mouth to prevent tooth discoloration. Keep all medications away from children. Never share your medications with anyone else.

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