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February 5, 2020: SafeMedicationUse.ca Newsletter - How Much Iron Is in Here?

SafeMedicationUse.ca received a report from a consumer who almost took 10 times the amount of iron that was prescribed. She was recommended to take 300 milligrams (mg) daily by her doctor. The label on the iron product showed the iron content as "35 mg", so the consumer calculated that she needed 9 or 10 tablets every day. However, her doctor wanted her to only take 1 tablet daily. Read more to find out about how the consumer prevented an overdose and how you can do the same.