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What is oral iron supplementation?

Rick Sayegh
Rick Sayegh on behalf of MDLIVE
Internal Medicine
Oral iron usually provides a safe, cheap and effective means of restoring iron balance in a patient with iron deficiency. There are a few simple principles governing the use of oral iron:
  • Ferrous Fumarate: 106 mg elemental iron/tablet
  • Ferrous Sulfate: 65 mg elemental iron/tablet
  • Ferrous Gluconate: 28 to 36 mg iron/tablet

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