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Do I need to go to hospital for anemia? Getting a blood transfusion in the hospital can save your life. You may need a lot of blood if you are bleeding heavily because of an injury or illness. But anemia is usually not urgent. Or you may not need any blood at all. Is it safe to take iron supplements daily? For the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adults, 100 to 200 mg of elemental iron per day has been recommended. The best way to take the supplement so that you absorb the greatest amount of iron is to take it in two or more doses during the day. However, extended-release iron products may be taken once a day. What drugs affect hemoglobin? Drugs that can cause this type of hemolytic anemia include: Cephalosporins (a class of antibiotics), most common cause. Dapsone. Levodopa. Levofloxacin. Methyldopa. Nitrofurantoin. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Penicillin and its derivatives. Does Iron make you lose weight? Iron plays a role in helping your body create energy from nutrients. Iron helps carry oxygen to all of the cells in your body, including your muscles. This, in turn, helps them burn fat. Too little iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the United States. What is Slow Fe? Slow Fe is a type of iron. Slow Fe is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (a lack of red blood cells caused by having too little iron in the body). Slow Fe may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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