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An iron infusion is a minor procedure when an iron containing medicine is infused directly into the blood circulation.
Your doctor will talk to you about the risks and the benefits of having an iron infusion in your particular circumstances.
It is unusual to experience any significant side-effects from an iron infusion with the newer iron containing medications.
There is no particular preparation needed for the iron infusion. It is helpful if you have had plenty of fluids to drink so finding a vein for the infusion can be easier. You will be able to drive home after the iron infusion.
The infusion usually only takes 30 minutes once the IV drip infusion is commenced. You will then be asked to remain with us for a further 30 minutes. The nurse will check your pulse, blood pressure and temperature again prior to discharge