Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is iron supplementation a reasonable option in treating non-anemic^ menstruating women with unexplainable fatigue?

Bottom-line:
In female non-anemic patients with low ferritin (<50 μg/L) who have unexplained fatigue there is some weak evidence (at high risk of bias) of small benefit from iron supplementation. If real^ at best 1 in 4 (to 1 in 10) may have slight improvement in fatigue^ with 1 in 7 having adverse events.


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Publication Date: 2012-12-10
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-01 11:30:31