An iron Infusion may be recommended in the setting of iron deficiency.

Iron can be given orally but often patients experience side-effects (stomach upsets, constipation) or there are situations when oral iron is ineffective. 

The aim of the iron infusion therapy is to replenish body iron stores and to remedy anaemia, a reduced level of haemoglobin due to iron deficiency.

The procedure

Iron containing medicine is infused directly into the blood circulation. The iron circulates and is delivered to the body organs that require iron for normal functioning. 

An intravenous drip is inserted into the arm for the duration of the procedure. Vital signs (blood pressure, pulse and respirations) are monitored throughout. An iron infusion appointment takes 20-30 minutes.

You may drive yourself to and from the appointment.