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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3473) Last page : ( 3477)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00641.8

To Study the Efficacy of Lecithin in Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Adolescent Girls

Dr. Sharma D. B., Dr. Aphale Parth*, Dr. Rajgurav Atul

Dr. D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018

*Corresponding Author E-mail: parth.aphale@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Background

The world's adolescent population is facing a series of serious nutritional challenges which are not only affecting their growth and development but also their livelihood as adults. Anaemia in adolescent girls contributes to maternal and foetal mortality and morbidity in future. The objective of the study was to study the efficacy of lecithin in management anaemia among adolescent girls2.

Methods

50 cases of Iron deficiency anemia were studied satisfying the case definition. It was a randomized placebo controlled clinical trial wherein 25 patients were administered the study drug where as 25 were administered placebo. The subjects were clinically assessed every week and their vital data readings were recorded. Investigations were done at baseline and after every 1 month of treatment or completion of the study period. During the six-month study, all data were measured and analysed at entry, after three months, and after six months of the study by the outcome assessor.

Results

At the end of the study, significant increase in blood haemoglobin levels from baseline was seen with minimal adverse events. The treatment was generally well tolerated.

Conclusion

Lecithin is useful in treating cases of Iron Deficiency Anemia in adolescent girls.

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Keywords

Anaemia, Iron Deficiency, Maternal and fetal mortality, adolescence, Placebo controlled, Randomized clinicaltrial.

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