TREATMENT

The most common treatment of iron deficiency anaemia is oral iron tablets or liquid iron.
 

However, many people can’t take iron tablets because of cramping, constipation and abdominal pain, and many other people find iron tablets just don’t work.


An alternative form of iron treatment is intravenous iron. New formulations of intravenous iron are available which can be given in around 30 minutes through a drip in your arm or hand. The dose is equivalent to a year’s worth or more of oral iron.

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Intravenous iron is safe when given in a hospital environment and is available at the Cambridge Iron Clinic in the Nuffield Hospital, rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

 

During and after treatment, you will be carefully monitored and the intravenous iron will be delivered using an electronic pump for added security.

Costs

CONSULTATION = £200

INFUSION = £570

TOTAL = £770