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Patient's Guide to Heart Transplant Surgery

Vitamins and Minerals

Ferrous Gluconate

300 mg by mouth three times a day.

An iron compound which works with folic acid. Your red blood cell is usually low after transplant surgery due to blood loss during the surgery. Together, iron and folic acid give your body the nutrients it needs to produce more red blood cells. Iron is given only until your blood count returns to normal after surgery.

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