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Oral iron supplementation with or without folic acid for women during pregnancy

  1. JP Pena-Rosas,
  2. FE Viteri,
  3. K Mahomed

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 19 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004736

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Pena-Rosas JP, Viteri FE, Mahomed K. Oral iron supplementation with or without folic acid for women during pregnancy (Protocol). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004736. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004736.

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*Juan Pena-Rosas, Visiting Scientist, Children's Hospital and Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA, 94609, USA. juanpablopenarosas@hotmail.com.

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  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2004

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of daily or intermittent supplementation of pregnant women with iron alone or in conjunction with folic acid.

The effectiveness of different treatments for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy (Cuervo 2003) and the effects of supplementation with iron and vitamin A (Van den Broek 2003) are covered in other Cochrane Reviews. The effectiveness of vitamin C will be covered in another Cochrane Review currently in preparation (Rumbold 2003). The effects of supplementation with folic acid alone (Mahomed 2003c) or its effectiveness on the prevalence of neural tube defects periconceptionally is also evaluated elsewhere (Lumley 2003).