Do side-effects reduce compliance to iron supplementation? A study of daily- and weekly-dose regimens in pregnancy.

@article{Hyder2002DoSR,
  title={Do side-effects reduce compliance to iron supplementation? A study of daily- and weekly-dose regimens in pregnancy.},
  author={S. M. Ziauddin Hyder and Lars {\AA}ke Persson and Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury and Eva-Charlotte Ekstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={175-9}
}
Side-effects of iron supplementation lead to poor compliance. A weekly-dose schedule of iron supplementation rather than a daily-dose regimen has been suggested to produce fewer side-effects, thereby achieving a higher compliance. This study compared side-effects of iron supplementation and their impact on compliance among pregnant women in Bangladesh. These women were assigned to receive either weekly doses of 2 x 60 mg iron (one tablet each Friday morning and evening) or a daily dose of 1 x… CONTINUE READING