Ranford Medical Centre are now offering on site Iron Infusions
When iron levels in the body become too low, the haemoglobin level can also drop below normal. This can result in Iron Deficiency Anaemia causing fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and palpitations.
Initial treatment can include oral tablets, or liquid. If this is not appropriate for you, it may be possible for you to receive iron directly into the blood stream during an Iron Infusion here at Ranford Medical Centre.
IV iron might be needed if you are:
- Unable to tolerate iron taken by mouth
- Unable to absorb iron through the intestinal tract
- Unable to absorb enough iron due to the amount of blood that the body is losing
- In need of a rapid increase in iron levels to avoid complications or a blood transfusion
How do I organise an infusion?
- Consult with your doctor regarding your symptoms. If necessary, they will request pathology to test the levels of iron in your blood.
- If your doctor recommends an iron infusion, they will provide you with a prescription for Ferinject® for you to buy from your local pharmacy.
- The dosage will be tailored to your weight and haemoglobin levels.
- Sometimes the iron dose needs to be split over two infusions due to low or high body weight.
If you would like to speak to one of our doctors regarding an iron infusion, please make an appointment for the initial consultation.