You should be reading this webpage if you have received an SMS/text message from Calsayseat Medical Group.
You have received this message because the results of your recent blood test show that your iron levels are low and needs to be treated. This is usually treated with a prescription for an iron tablet, which should be taken 2 times daily, and should restore your iron levels to normal. Prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated pharmacy. Please call reception if you would like us to do something else with it.
The medication can cause your stools to turn black, do not be alarmed if this occurs. The tablets are usually well tolerated by patients but can cause diarrhoea or constipation. If you feel the tablets are upsetting you, please let your doctor know.
When the tablets are running low, please make an appointment with the CTAC nursing team (01224 550200) to have your bloods rechecked. Please also look at NHS choices for advice on good sources of dietary iron. Vitamins and minerals – Iron – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you have any questions about this please contact us at the practice.