We always recommend that bloodwork be done prior to starting iron supplements. It is important to know IF a patient is deficient and if so, how deficient. This can then guide therapy as there are many available options. In addition, iron can be hard on the stomach and interfere with other supplements and medications; this is why it is kept behind the pharmacy counter and it is required to speak with a pharmacist prior to purchasing.
At Midhurst Pharmacy we are open 7 days a week and our pharmacists are available to help you stay healthy and live well.