Iron deficiency anemia in a vegetarian
—Cecelia Madrid, MD, Los Angeles
The iron dose can be given at bedtime or reduced if necessary. Liquid preparations may be employed. Constipation should be treated symptomatically and is not dose-related. If these interventions fail, parenteral iron should be considered. For a review of this issue, see Am J Hematol. 2008;83:403-409.
—Michael J. Flamm, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City (127-12)