How to prescribe iron supplements in anemia , in pregnancy and in children for disease like pica?


IN PREGNANCY:- TAB LIVOGEN CAP TAB BD Infants ages 7–12 months need 11 milligrams of iron a day. Toddlers ages 1–3 years need 7 milligrams of iron each day. Kids ages 4–8 years need 10 milligrams while older kids ages 9–13 years need 8 milligrams. Teen boys should get 11 milligrams of iron a day and teen girls should get 15 milligrams. Deworming for pica

In pregnancy cap rb tone 1 cap twice daily to b continued . In children 6 mg/kg/day . Pica is like eating non nutritious substances ..usually related to iron deficiency anemia could represent some psychiatric issue too . Do deworming too . Plus can supplement with vit c for better iron absorption . Give advise on intake of iron rich foods .

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