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An inadequate response to oral iron therapy may be due to a number of reasons as outlined in the table below with more than one factor often being involved.
|Major Reasons for Inadequate Response to Oral Iron Therapy
|* More than one factor is often present. † Role is unclear (limited available data show efficacy comparable to that of non-controlled-release formulations).|
Pasricha SR, Flecknoe-Brown SC et al. Diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anaemia: a clinical update. Med J Aust 2010; 193(9): 525-532. © Copyright 2010. The Medical Journal of Australia - reproduced with permission.