Ascorbic acid does not augment the restoration effect of iron treatment for empty iron stores in patients after gastrointestinal surgery.


The effect of a 6-week combined treatment with ferrous sulfate (80 mg Fe++ three times daily) and ascorbic acid (75 mg three times daily) on the empty iron stores in 20 patients after gastrointestinal surgery was examined from changes of serum ferritin. One group of 20 patients with similar clinical characteristics served as controls. The treatment replaced… (More)


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