Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In elderly adults with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)^ what is the appropriate dose of iron?

Bottom-line:
In elderly patients with iron deficiency anemia^ low doses of iron raise hemoglobin similar to higher doses with considerably less adverse events in most patients. Options for dosing include 1⁄2 of a 300mg ferrous gluconate per day or 2.5mL of Fer-In-Sol syrup a day. Clinicians should work-up the cause of anemia as appropriate.


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Publication Date: 2013-11-21
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:03:46