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How long after taking iron tabs can i drink milk

How long after taking my iron tablets can i drink milk?... Please respond! Thanks
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I don't think there is any reason you can't take them together?
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U can take them together if u want its just ice that lowers ur iron
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I've heard calcium inhibits iron absorption which may be why she's been told not to drink milk with the pills. I would say after an hour or two you would be okay. I always took my iron pills at night bc they made me a little sick so I never thought about it.
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I would wait 2 to 3 hrs after taking the pills to drink milk because it does affect iron absorption.   Google it
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I would wait 2 to 3 hours my doctor told me it lowers absorption and also can make you poop shortly after which is a waist cus you poop out the little bit of iron you have taken
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You shouldn't have milk 1 hr before or 2 hours after taking the iron pill.
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