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What are side effects of iron supplements?

Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 28% of patients experience side effects while taking Iron. Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Muscle Pain/Cramps
  • Drowsiness 
Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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