Iron infusions are a medical procedure in which iron is delivered intravenously into a vein to help treat iron-deficiencies such as anemia.
Iron infusions are usually prescribed by doctors to treat iron deficiency anemia. While iron deficiency anemia can be treated with dietary changes and iron supplements (in pill or liquid form), some cases require a higher dose with a faster delivery.
You may require an IV infusion if you:
- Are unable to take oral iron supplements
- Are unable to absorb iron adequately through the gut
- Are unable to absorb enough iron due to blood loss
- Are required to increase iron levels fast to avoid medical complications or a blood transfusion