Low-dose iron supplementation was effective in older patients with iron-deficiency anemia

May 2006
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p71
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study related to the efficacy of low-dose iron supplementation in older patients with iron-deficiency anemia. A randomized controlled trial of 90 patients was conducted in geriatric ward in a hospital in Rehovot, Israel. Low iron doses were given as liquid ferrous gluconate in a simple syrup to some patients. The study found that in older patients with iron-deficiency anemia, increases in hemoglobin levels did not differ between those receiving low-dose and conventional-dose iron supplementation.


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