Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program.
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Your red blood cells need iron to help carry oxygen through your body. Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood). Oral irons, such as ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, and FeraMAX® 150, will give you enough iron to make make hemoglobin. This will make sure your body gets enough oxygen. How to take and store these medicines, and what side effects to watch for are reviewed.