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    ok i dont know where to post this but im taking ferro grad c iron tablets as im iron deficient.....but since i have started taking them i have had grayish black poo i dont know is this normall or is something wrong?
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    Do a google search for common side effects of Ferrograd.

    You will find that this is a pretty common thing to happen and is really harmless.

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    Tis normal. I would suggest taking some metamucil fibre caps along with the ferrograd to help keep you regular and ward off constipation though.
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    It is normal unfortunately lol. Most iron supplements will do this. I also agree with the PP about constipation, it is one of the worst side effects of iron tablets..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothertobein2007 View Post
    ok i dont know where to post this but im taking ferro grad c iron tablets as im iron deficient.....but since i have started taking them i have had grayish black poo i dont know is this normall or is something wrong?
    I agree black poo is a normal side effect.

    I would just check with your healthcare provider about taking the Iron with the added Vit C. I initially took this but switched to just iron alone when I saw that high doses of Vit C were not recommended when pregnant. I know the Vit C helps the iron to be absorbed but I think its better just to have it with a glass of OJ.

    Might just be me being paranoid but worth double checking IMO.
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    Hi Mtb07 - i am also taking these iron tablets and yes it is completely normal.

    They may also make you constipated (lovely huh?!)

    hope it helps - i have found they have helped my energy levels tremendously!

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    normal side affect. i had to take this after having my DS as i lost a lot of blood in childbirth. i had the same problem.

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    unfortunately all normal!!

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    unfortunately I am on them forever!!!

    yes the black poo is normal - and the constipation - and they make me fart .... really ultra smelly ones

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