Iron Deficiency Anemia Treatment
Iron deficiency anemia may be caused by several medical conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pregnancy, child birth, inflammatory bowel disease, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases, or chronic kidney disease.
Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough iron, it cannot produce enough red blood cells to maintain good health. Often patients cannot tolerate taking oral iron supplements due to nausea, constipation or just simply not absorbing the iron.
Injectafer ™ is an intravenous medication used to treat iron deficiency anemia. The medication is given at the clinic through a small IV over approximately 10 minutes. A second dose is given at least 7 days later. Labs are monitored in one month to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and to determine if further treatments are necessary. After the injection, patients remain in the clinic for 30 minutes to monitor for adverse reactions. Adverse reactions are rare however, an allergic reaction is possible just as with any medication.
Injectafer ™ is very well tolerated with minimal side effects and lasting results.