Comparison of Ferrous Sulphate with Iron Polymaltose in Treating Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Children

  • Tariq Mahmood Department of Paediatrics Holy Family Hospital
Keywords: anaemia Iron deficiency, Ferrous sulphate, Iron polymaltose, Haemoglobin levels

Abstract

Background: To compare the efficacy of ferrous sulphate vs Iron polymaltose complex for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in children.

Methods:  In this randomized control trial , 170 children having iron deficiency anaemia with hemoglobin< 10g/dl and serum ferritin levels below 6ng/ml were selected . Patients were randomly allocated into Group A, given Syrup  ferrous sulphate in a dose of 6mg/kg/day of elemental iron once daily for 4 weeks and Group B, given syrup  iron polymaltose complex in a dose of 6mg/kg/day of elemental iron once daily orally for 4 weeks.

Results: - The average age was 24.86±17.85 months. The efficacy was significantly high in ferrous sulphate as compare to Iron polymaltose complex for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (p=0.009).

Conclusion: Ferrous sulphate  has advantage over iron polymaltose complex in treatment of iron deficiency anaemia where rise in haemoglobin was considered

Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Mahmood, T. (2017). Comparison of Ferrous Sulphate with Iron Polymaltose in Treating Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Children. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, 21(4), 376-379. Retrieved from http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/813
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