International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part F
Comparative study of different oral iron preparations in Gynecological and postnatal patients
Author(s): Dr. Neena Gupta, Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Uruj Jahan and Dr. Ankita Bais
Abstract: This study is comparison of different oral iron preparations in females of reproductive age group attending obstetrics and gynecological department as postnatal and gynecological cases. Aim of the study is to identify the target group for correction of anemia in reproductive age group as this will ensure lesser number of anemic females entering state of pregnancy, hence lower maternal and fetal/neonatal morbidity and mortality due to anemia in pregnancy. Because of altered physiology in pregnancy, diagnosis and treatment of anemia poses a challenge, whereas improved hemoglobin and iron storage before conception will ensure better maternal and fetal outcomes. Postnatal patients have better results of oral iron intake and higher compliance for oral iron preparations than gynecological patients. Ferrous ascorbate showed maximum improvement in hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels after 3 months of treatment among 5 different oral iron preparations in postnatal and gynecological cases.
Dr. Neena Gupta, Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Uruj Jahan, Dr. Ankita Bais. Comparative study of different oral iron preparations in Gynecological and postnatal patients. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(4):330-332. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i4f.665