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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 231-231

 

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An Assessment of Iron Supplements in the Indian Market
Brinda Valecha, Preeta Kaur Chugh, C.D. Tripathi
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

  India is one of the countries with a very high prevalence of anemia in the world, affecting almost 75% of the Indian population. Iron supplements are the mainstay of therapy. They are also used for prophylaxis of iron deficiency anemia. There is an increasing concern over the large-scale availability of various iron supplements as fixed dose combinations with other vitamins/minerals/antioxidants as ‘over the counter’ agents, thereby escalating cost of treatment.
 


Corresponding Author : Brinda Valecha