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Old 08-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Re: Can alcoholism cause iron deficiency anemia?

The information I've seen says that alcohol increases iron absorption, but I suppose the volume of alcohol consumed could be an issue. But does he also take any prescription or OTC antacids such as Prilosec, Famotidine or Ranitidine, etc.? Sometimes heavy drinkers need that as well for the heartburn that alcohol can cause and antacids like those can definitely interfere with iron absorption.

 
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