New MIMS iron supplements table

MIMS now includes a quick-reference table of oral iron supplements and the calcium and vitamin D supplements table now contains price information to help prescribers compare treatment options.

Although most people obtain adequate amounts of iron from their diet, some groups, such as pregnant women, are at greater risk of iron-deficiency anaemia (pictured). | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Although most people obtain adequate amounts of iron from their diet, some groups, such as pregnant women, are at greater risk of iron-deficiency anaemia (pictured). | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Quick-reference tool for consultations

The new table summarises the oral iron supplements listed in MIMS for both the treatment and prophylaxis of iron-deficiency states. The table includes the ferrous iron equivalence and the licensed adult doses for each product, as well as details of the different formulations available, making it an invaluable resource for consultations. The cost for 28 days of prophylaxis/treatment is included for each preparation, with a range given when the dose is variable.

Calcium and vitamin D table updated

In the updated calcium and vitamin D supplements table, information on calcium content is given alongside the cost of a 28-day supply, with the aim of helping the healthcare professional to choose the most appropriate preparation for individual patients.

Both tables can be found in the print edition of MIMS, online and in the MIMS app. Printable iron and osteoporosis fact sheets for patients are also available online.

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