The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness
of weekly and daily iron supplementation in 6 to 24 months infants. One-hundred
Infants enrolled into this randomized controlled field trail. Fifteen
drops was prescribed for the group who received daily supplementation
of iron and 30 drops was prescribed for the group who was set up to receive
weekly supplementation of iron. Hemoglobin and serum ferritin was measured
after 12 weeks. After 12 weeks results showed that both weekly and daily
supplementation significantly increased hemoglobin but for serum ferritin
daily supplementation was only significant. However, there was no significant
difference between two groups, so the weekly supplementation is recommended.
According to the results and more tendencies to the weekly regimen, we
recommended weekly regimen versus daily Iron supplementation.
M. Khademloo, H. Karami, A. Ajami and M. Yasari, 2009. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Weekly and Daily Iron Supplementation in 6 to 24 Months Old Babies in Urban Health Centers of Sari, Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 195-197.