Principal Proposed Uses
- Correction of Iron Deficiency
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- 0-6 months: 0.27 mg
- 7-12 months: 11 mg
- 1-3 years: 7 mg
- 4-8 years: 10 mg
- 9-13 years: 8 mg
- 14-18 years: 11 mg
- 19 years and older: 8 mg
- 9-13 years: 8 mg
- 14-18 years: 15 mg
- 19-50 years: 18 mg
- 50 years and older: 8 mg
- Pregnant Women :27 mg
- Nursing Women : 9 mg (10 mg if 18 years old or younger)
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Iron?
Interactions You Should Know About
- Antibiotics in the tetracycline or quinolone ( Floxin , Cipro ) families; levodopa ; methyldopa ; carbidopa ; penicillamine ; thyroid hormone ; calcium ; soy ; zinc ; copper ; or manganese : To avoid absorption problems, wait at least 2 hours following your dose of medication or supplement before taking iron.
- Drugs that reduce stomach acid such as antacids , H 2 blockers , and proton pump inhibitors : You may need extra iron.
- High doses of vitamin C : You may absorb too much iron.
- ACE inhibitors : Iron may reduce coughing side effect; however, to avoid absorption problems, you should wait at least 2 hours following your dose of medication before taking iron.
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- Review Date: 07/2012
- Update Date: 07/25/2012