What are the treatment options for adults with iron deficiency anemia who cannot tolerate oral iron?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Adults with iron deficiency anemia who cannot tolerate oral iron or who have an unsatisfactory response to it can be treated with ferric carboxymaltose injection (Injectafer). The agent is given in two intravenous infusions one week apart.


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