What is the role of iron supplements in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Iron supplementation therapy is commonly used for anemia following UGIB. Oral iron and parenteral iron are both effective when compared with placebo. [169]

GI tolerance, cost, and availability should be considered when determining the best regimen for supplementation, if utilized.


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