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Question: Anemia and Nifirex


 mbthemt - Sat May 19, 2007 8:24 pm

37-year-old female No medications at this time. Abnormal mammo 6/2006. Breast surgeon recommending mammo every 6 months. Followup- No changes thus far. Had MRI and Ultrasound.

Lab results: Iron 22 (normal 40-175) and TIBC 460 (250-450 normal). Doctor suggested Nifirex, but because of the cost I wanted to know if there is a substitute I can take and if so what is the dosage?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat May 26, 2007 1:34 am

User avatar Your anemia and iron studies are consistent with iron deficiency. Niferex is an iron replacement medication. There are several generic preparations of iron supplements that can be used. I would suggest you talk with your doctor about getting a prescription for a generic iron supplement.

There are a few vitamins that contain iron; however, over-the-counter multivitamins generally do not contain sufficient iron to correct a deficiency so you'll want to try to stay with the prescription supplements if you are able.

Best wishes.

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