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nettiboo1982
nettiboo1982
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Hello I've been prescribed ferrous gluconate 130mg but it cant be given by any pharmacy near me and no doctors appointments till 13th January so I'm here too ask what vegetarian friendly iron can people suggest that will help bring up my ferritin from 8 please ive already been suggested solgar gentle iron but will it be enough too bring up my levels?

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Clutter

Nettiboo1982, Have you tried larger pharmacies like Boots and Lloyds? If they can't fill your prescription you can buy ferrous gluconate online

google.co.uk/search?q=ferro...

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helvella
helvellaAdministrator

If you have your paper prescription, you could investigate the numerous on-line pharmacies. The NHS lists many here:

nhs.uk/Service-Search/pharm...

However, it looks as though there is only one UK supplier of ferrous gluconate - Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Could be more - but this is the only one on EMC.) Furthermore, there is only one dosage listed on both EMC and BNF.

Ferrous Gluconate (Non-proprietary)

Tablets, red, coated, ferrous gluconate 300 mg (35 mg iron), net price 28 = £1.95

Dose prophylactic, 2 tablets daily before food; therapeutic, 4–6 tablets daily in divided doses before food; CHILD 6–12 years, prophylactic and therapeutic, 1–3 tablets daily

evidence.nhs.uk/formulary/b...

medicines.org.uk/emc/search...

Perhaps the issue is that your doctor has prescribed a medicine that is difficult or impossible to obtain - or simply does not even exist?

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nettiboo1982

Clutter thank you very much for that I had ordered bluebonnet chelated iron 27mg which is ferrous bis how ever its spelt lol. Do you have any idea how many I could take there 27mg

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Clutter

Nettiboo, I don't know. Follow the direction on the patient information leaflet.

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helvella
helvellaAdministrator
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More information readily available if you go to the standard version of that link (rather than the "mobile friendly" one):

bluebonnetnutrition.com/pro...

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