If your doctor has diagnosed you with iron deficiency it is important to get your iron levels back up to a healthy level.

Correcting your iron deficiency may involve:

Dietary management

Oral Iron supplements

Intravenous iron infusion

Iron Rich Diet
Addressing your dietary iron intake plays a crucial role in managing iron deficiency. Rich sources of iron include red meats such as beef, lamb, veal and pork (called haem iron). Other sources of iron include eggs, nuts, wholemeal pasta and bread.
Oral Iron Treatment
Oral iron treatment (iron tablets) is often the first step for many patients. An oral treatment may be prescribed by your doctor and is typically taken every day for 60-90 days to replenish iron stores. Oral treatments can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhoea and nausea. Speak with your healthcare professional if you are experiencing side effects or if your symptoms are not improving.
Intravenous iron infusion
For some people oral treatment may be ineffective or side effects may be negatively impacting your treatment. Your doctor may recommend intravenous iron treatment instead.

Intravenous (IV) Iron Treatment

IV treatment with Ferinject® can provide up to 1000mg of iron in one 15-minute infusion and is for the treatment of iron deficiency where oral therapy has been ineffective or cannot be used.

You can view more specific information about Ferinject here.
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