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is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Anemia: If your doctor put you on it, yes it is suggested for anemia. Make sure you did se your docotr and your had blood tests that made the diagnosis of the deficiency.

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