Don't Rely on Vitamin C to Increase Iron Absorption

The myriad of options can lead to confusion when hospitalized patients need ORAL iron to treat iron deficiency.

Efficacy and tolerability are similar at equal doses of ELEMENTAL iron. But the percent of elemental iron varies between products.

For most patients, start with 100 to 200 mg/day elemental iron, divided BID or TID. Limited evidence suggests once daily may be enough for some patients.

Get unlimited access through an Enterprise license

Hospital Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Not sold to individuals