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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 14, 2010; 16(22): 2720-2725
Published online Jun 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i22.2720
Table 2 Pros and cons of parenteral iron over oral iron therapy
Assured repletion of iron stores regardless of factors affecting iron absorption
Rapid reversal of iron deficiency
Certain or at least assessable adherence to therapy
Infrequent side effects
One-time administration (FeCarb & LMWID)
Rare lethal drug-related adverse events
Requires facilities/staff for administration
Simply taking tablets may be more convenient for some patients