Possible side effects from Iron Tablets

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After needing a blood transfusion for severe anemia I was put on Iron tablets. However after taking them for almost 10 days I seem to get hives or a small itchy rash on certain parts of my body. Even if i bang my skin off something by accident it breaks out in hives. Could I be allergic? I've not other symptoms. Has anyone else had these problems?

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    Yes this happened to me a few years ago. I was itchy from head to toe from a certain type of iron tablet. I got a different prescription, ferrous fumerate, and haven't had a problem since. If your doctor closed now for Christmas ask your pharmacist for an over the counter iron supplement for now.

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      Hiya.

      I bought some spat one but dont know if I should take that instead. Its really annoying my skins like this. I'm just worried if i stop the tablets I will get sick again xx

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      I've heard that spatone is very well absorbed. Hope you get through Christmas and get an alternative iron tablet soon. Merry Christmas to you xx

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      I'm now tired again after stopping my iron tablets ...just started on the spatone...i just hope im not doing myself.more harm by not taking them!

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    Hi I'm from Australia and take the following tablets after my GP found out I was low in iron. They're called FERRO-GRAD C and available OTC at the pharmacy. I've been on them a week and no problems at all. Good luck!

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