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Iron Infusions

IV (intravenous) Iron infusions are typically prescribed for patients with iron deficiency anaemia. These patients are low in iron and are generally unresponsive (or unable to tolerate) to oral iron supplementation. You will need see your Doctor who will write a prescription for an iron infusion. You will then need to bring this medication with you on the day of your iron infusion procedure.

Iron infusions are given IV by the Doctor and the procedure takes approximately 45mins. Your doctor will discuss the procedure, expected side effects, and take consent. You will have opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the infusion beforehand.

On the day of your procedure it is helpful to be well hydrated and be able to rest (or reduced activities) for a few hours afterwards. Please wear lose clothing so your arm is easily accessible.

Some side effects may include:

  • Headache;
  • Nausea; and
  • Changes to blood pressure or heart rate.