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The Difference In Oral IRON Therapy
- (Ferrous Sulfate, Ferrous Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate)
- Fe++ is an ionized form of iron which is extremely corrosive to the mucosal lining.
- Iron-ligand complex (gastroferrin) is available for iron absorption into the columnar epithelial cells of the small intestine
- Polysaccharide-Iron Complex) (PIC)
- PIC does not ionize. No localized corrosive orirritative action to the mucosal lining occurs.
- PIC is a gastroferrin and is readily available for iron absorption into the columnar epithelial cells of the small intestine.