Iron is usually given intravenously (IV) for those in whom oral tablet preparations have not been sufficient, or are unlikely to adequately replenish the iron stores.
It may also be given to those experiencing blood loss and need to have iron replaced quickly.
Please inform the doctor of any underlying medication conditions such as heart or lung conditions, as these may affect the safety of giving the injection.
Side-effects such as temporary nausea, palpitations or a slight rise in body temperature may occur. Allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis are rare.
One of our nurses will check your general health on the day including assessment of your pulse rate, blood pressure and temperature.
A doctor will talk to you about the injection and an IV "drip" will be inserted.
The iron will be slowly injected and you will be monitored in the day surgery to check for side-effects before allowing you to leave.
Phone: (07) 3809 2893
Fax: (07) 3809 2895
Mobile: 0481 394 818
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday
(excluding public holidays)