Adult Curative treatment
100-200 mg/day (2-4 amp). Childn & infant >1 mth Curative treatment
5-10 mg/kg/day. Pregnant women Preventive treatment
50 mg/day (1 amp) during the last 2 quarters of pregnancy (or from the 4th mth). Duration of treatment: Fe deficiency anemia: 3-6 mth depending on reserve depletion, may be prolonged if cause of anemia is not controlled. Control of efficacy is only useful after at least 3 mth of treatment. Determine correction of anemia (Hb, MCV) & restoration of Fe stores (seric Fe & transferrin saturation).