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Anemia Therapeutics
PHAR 451
Instructor: Dr. Peter Loewen
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Classroom: PHRM 1101
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Course Discussion

Anemia Therapeutics


Dr. Peter Loewen

Preparation for the session

By the end of the session, and upon study and reflection, students should be able to

1. identify drug related-causes of anemia.

2. design and monitor a pharmacotherapeutic plan for management of:

iron deficiency anemia
folate deficiency anemia
B12 deficiency anemia

Required Skills

  • lab test ordering and interpretation

Anemia Lab Profiles

Iron Deficiency Anemia Anemia Of Chronic Disease B12Deficiency Anemia Folate Deficiency Anemia

Session Slides

Supportive Literature & Further Reading

  1. Camaschella C. Iron-deficiency anemia. New England Journal of Medicine 2015;372:1832–43.
  2. Cancelo-Hidalgo MJ, et al. Tolerability of different oral iron supplements: a systematic review. Curr Med Res Opin 2013;29:291–303.
  3. Update on Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  4. Butler et al. Family Practice 2006;279-85
  5. Iron Deficiency Anemia
  6. Evaluation of Macrocytosis
  7. Anemia of Chronic Disease