oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Iron supplementation in the pharmacy : review

Volume 78, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Iron deficiency, with resultant anaemia, is probably the most widespread nutritional deficiency in the world. It is associated with a substantial health and economic burden, particularly in developing countries. This article reviews the common causes, symptoms and diagnosis of iron deficiency, with particular attention being paid to the appropriate selection and use of iron supplements.

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