How long does it take for iron supplements to work?

Answer

Iron supplements typically take effect after two months of consistent doses. Supplements should be taken for six to 12 months to rebuild the body's iron reserves following a deficiency, according to MedlinePlus.

According to New York Times Health, doctors advise against iron supplements for anyone who eats a healthy diet and shows no sign of anemia. However, for some, iron supplements in tablet form are recommended. Doctors may recommend one to two pills per day based on the severity of the condition. A patient should follow all directives from their physician on iron dosage. Taking more than a recommended dosage will not accelerate iron replenishment and may cause harm because of the side effects of iron tablets.

Explore this Topic
To prevent constipation from taking iron supplements you can increase your liquid intake. You can also take fiber supplements to help bulk up and soften the stool ...
Most iron supplements begin to enter your blood stream within a few hours after ingestion. Iron through an injection is instant and the fastest way to have affects ...
5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan supplements begin to work from the first day of ingestion though in some people it may take up to 2 weeks to feel its full effects ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com