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I have ulcerative colitis which makes me anaemic, and I have eventually ha to have blood transfusions. My GP initially prescribed 3 Ferrous sulphate tablets day. However I cannot tolerate these very well and they cause stomach cramps and severe constipation. I have also been sick with them. I have tried other iron medication but they do not provide enough iron to keep my haemoglobin levels up. My GP has now prescribed Feospan. I have visited several pharmacies and they say it is out of stock with their supplier. Also I have googled this medication and it contains dried ferrous sulphate, which would most likely give me the same symptoms. On a recent visit to hospital, I was told that there was a new medication available but the consultant could not remember the name of it. Can anyone else suggest an alternative which provides a reasonable amount of iron. Any suggestions or advice would be greatfuly appreciated as the anaemia / low iron levels are really causing me an issue at the moment.
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