Current Practice of Iron doses for Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia - A Review

Authors : Rao S, Thomas T, Swaminathan S, Varghese JS, Kurpad AV, Mondal A, Kulkarni B, Sachdev HPS, Kapil U

Publication Year : 2018

Abstract :

Although functional impairment begins with iron deficiency in the absence of anaemia, the development of anaemia heralds a homeostatic dysfunction that impairs daily activity. Iron deficiency anaemia is often the reason for poor physical performance, maternal and child morbidity and referral to a healthcare professional.  Women in their reproductive years, pregnant women and children are most vulnerable to develop iron deficiency anaemia.

The aim of treatment is to supply enough iron to normalize haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations and replenish iron stores thereby improving the quality of life. This document reviews evidence on treatment of anaemia for different population groups.