Ask an expert
Question

14 Feb 2010

low Red Blood Cell count
I have an iron deficiency and takes pregamal for that - my hemoglobin count is 11 at this stage, but my red blood count is only 2.58. I read that I must take gentamicin or methyldopa to increase the RBC. In what over-the-counter-medication will I find this? (I' m 80 years old.)
Thank you
Edna
Answer 933 views
Expert
Natural health
natural health

01 Jan 0001

Dear Edna

Gentamicin is an anti biotic and Methyldopa is a indicated for high blood pressure in pregnancy. None would have an effect on the iron levels according to SAMF South Africa Medicine formulary. Are you bleeding from anywhere ? eg, Rectal ? if so the cause of this should be looked at. Also ask your doctor about FoodState supplements. The iron is very easy absorbed with no side effects. other wise try Ferrum phos tissue salts to helps the absorbtion of the iron in the body.

Regards
Dr Debbie
www.drdebbie.co.za
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.