Comparing the effects of daily vs. weekly iron supplementation on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels of pregnant women

authors:

avatar T Faakheri 1 , * , avatar S Iraanfar 1 , avatar F Zhoolide 1 , avatar F RezvaanMadani 1 , avatar M Rezaaii 1

Iran

how to cite: Faakheri T, Iraanfar S, Zhoolide F, RezvaanMadani F, Rezaaii M. Comparing the effects of daily vs. weekly iron supplementation on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels of pregnant women. J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2002;6(2):e81007.

Abstract

Introduction and Objectives: This study was done to compare the effects of  daily vs. weekly iron supplementation on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels  of pregnant  women.
 Materials and Methods: 80-90 patients were selected from each of the 3 clinics.  Patients were given ferrous sulfate either 60 mg daily or 120 mg weekly.  Hemoglobin, hematocrit, and ferritin  levels  were determined before treatment, during 28-32 weeks of gestation, and during the 3rd trimester.
 Results: Hemoglobin, hematocrit, and ferritin  levels  with weekly and daily regimens were 12.1±1.1vs.12.2±0.909, 37.8±3.096vs. 37.3±2.16, and 24.3±24.3  vs. 25.9±23.211, respectively.
Discussion and Conclusions: There was no difference in   hemoglobin,   hematocrit and ferritin  levels   with   daily vs. weekly iron supplementation    of pregnant  women.

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