Iron and Stools colour change

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I'm taking iron supplements since September, i started with 2 tablets of 210 mg ferrous fumarate. My stools were black since the beginning of the treatment.

2 weeks ago, after a retest on my levels, my gp increased my dose to 3 tablets a day.

My stools are now brown.

Does this happened to anyone else?

What does it mean?




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    Yes I take 325 mg of iron 2 times a day and my stools are very dark. Iron is know from making your stools dark

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