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Iron Infusions

February 10, 2016

Iron infusions at Point Lonsdale Medical Group

Iron is an essential element required by the body for its oxygen carrying properties and it plays an important role in many other vital processes in the body. 

People with low iron stores can exhibit symptoms such as tiredness, fatigue and lethargy. They may also experience dizziness, light-

headedness and poor concentration.

 

There are many causes for low iron stores, incorrect diet may be one cause but there are others that should be checked.

 

An appointment with your doctor is essential for these reasons. Also, before an infusion is performed, a blood tests will be requested to determine the dosage of iron you will receive during the infusion.

Ferinject is an intravenous solution that is used in the treatment of iron deficiency conditions and/or iron injections.  This solution is used when oral supplements are ineffective or cannot be used. The aim is to replenish iron stores and to correct anaemia.

  • Please have your script filled and bring the Ferrinject  with you to your infusion appointment (It may be worthwhile to check

       with your pharmacy that they stock the Ferinject)

  • Fasting for the procedure is not required and you will be able to drive home post the infusion.

  • Continue to take your regular medication.

  • The Ferrinject is administered via an IV cannula, the infusion will take about 30 mins so feel free to bring something to read.

  • You will be monitored during the procedure by nurses who check your blood pressure, temperature, pulse and breathing rate.

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  • As with all medications, there is a risk of side effects. Ferinject may cause minor side effects although this will not apply to every patient. The most common side effect is headache.

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Point Lonsdale Medical Group

4 Nelson Road, Point Lonsdale, Vic 3225

Phone: 03 52580888

Fax: 03 52582900

www.pointlonsdalemedicalgroup.com.au

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Friday 7.30am to 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

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Outside of our normal hours of operation, Point Lonsdale Medical Group utilises the National Home Doctor Service to provide medical attention and assistance in emergencies. Please phone 13 74 25 when an urgent after-hour’s home visit is required.

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