Intravenous Iron Replacement Therapy

Feb 17, 2020News

Gladstone Park Medical Clinic offers in-house Intravenous Iron Replacement Therapy 5 days per week (Monday – Friday) & Saturday by arrangement.

Who should have an iron infusion?

People who suffer from iron deficiency anemia, or have low iron blood levels and do not respond to, or cannot tolerate, oral iron therapy may benefit from an intravenous iron infusion.

Your doctor at Gladstone Park Medical Clinic will determine if an iron infusion is appropriate for you. Iron Infusions are by prescription only. Patients undergoing iron infusions must have a doctor’s initial assessment consultation.

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What can I expect at the appointment?

A doctor/nurse will place a cannula (a plastic tube) into your vein, usually at the elbow. The intravenous iron drip will be administered through the cannula over approximately 20 minutes. Nursing staff will monitor you during this time to ensure the drug is well tolerated. Following the infusion, you must remain in the IV clinic for monitoring for a further 20 minutes approximately.

Are there any risks or side effects of intravenous iron treatment?

The medication is generally well tolerated; however, some patients may experience mild, transient side effects.
Rarely, patients may have an allergy to the iron preparation. For this reason, patients are monitored by doctors & nursing staff during and following the infusion.

How to make an appointment:
To make an appointment for an intravenous iron infusion, please call the clinic on (03) 9330 2533 – or log on to make an on-line appointment with your regular family GP at Gladstone Park Medical Clinic

Additional Infusion service fees applies. Your doctor will advise you of costs involved.